Both of us seem to have picked up colds in our chests. I’m not sure if this is just to do with the change in climate, numerous trips on aeroplanes or the fact that commuters in Singapore don’t seem to know how to cover the mouths when coughing. They have signs suggesting that putting your bag on the ground makes for a more comfortable train ride for everyone but when I get home I’m going to send them some stuff on “coughs and sneezes spread diseases”
We took it pretty slow on day 7, had a relaxing morning and I ventured out unassisted into the streets of Colombo to get Panadol and chough medicine. These helped a lot with colds so hopefully as we set off today for our next destination the colds will break and we start to feel better.
We are both painfully aware that we are travelling with two others and are doing our best to keep from complaining but we are Irish so this does not come naturally.
On my journey to the pharmacy I managed to snap a few shots of the local area.
We were invited to lunch by Niros parents and had an ice cold beer and what they referred to as lunch and I would call a lavish feast. It’s was truly amazing. If you ever get the chance to try Sri Lankan food grab at it with both hands.
After eating Niro took us to two local Buddahist temples. One was a place of reverence and quite contemplation and the other one was a bit tacky and resembles a jumble sale. Niro struggled to find the actual temple within the compound and with each passing moment got a little sadder.
There was a large number of tourists in this place and I would be concerned that this temple and its collection of tack, gold , vintage cars, wrist watches and ivory will give them the wrong impression of Buddhism on the island.