Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sri Lankan Lullaby 

Clacking along on the rail in Sri Lanka is to take a step back in time. No smooth, super-fast train like those found in Europe or other Asian countries. To ride a train in Sri Lanka is to sway and … Continue reading

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Chilling in Ella

Sri Lanka is not an easy country to get around in. Given that all the road signs I’ve seen are (understandably) in Sinhalese only, I wouldn’t want to try to navigate these parts in a rental car. In addition, finding … Continue reading

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 On Safari in Uda Walawe

Tangalle is a lazy beach town with a thriving tourist economy and a replenished fishing trade both of which were hit hard by the tsunami that devastated this area in 2004. After a long walk along the ocean, John and … Continue reading

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Ramparts of Galle

​Two weary, bleary-eyed travelers arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the wee hours of the morning and promptly took a train from the Maradana train station headed to Galle, three-and-a-half hours away. The train was right out of the 1950’s … Continue reading

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Could Have Waited on Kuwait

The last time Kuwait registered on my radar screen was in 1990 when I stood on the I-75 overpass in Kennesaw and watched a U.S. military caravan of soldiers and equipment head off to the Gulf War. Standing on that … Continue reading

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Around the World in 63 Days

Today is the start of a tour through Southeast Asia that will see us around the globe in 63 days. From Atlanta, we head east to Istanbul for a few days, then on to a very brief stop in Kuwait. … Continue reading

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