Hotel sounds

Someone has a drum kit in there hotel room.

Kandy

Came for my Indian visa, stayed for the pleasure. We enjoyed quite a few days here in and around Kandy. Visited 

Sri Dalada Maligawa, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist community.

Kandyan fashion is some of the nicest I've seen. The middle aged, but mostly older women have impeccable style. The colours & prints, most made with a designers eye as well as worn with one. The textiles rival India's fabrics. I'm sure, many arriving from. Seeing so much fabric everywhere, you can't help but think of the resources that go into this tradition.

more to come. 

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Leaving Sri Lanka

Leaving Sri Lanka this morning, with some more perspective & understanding on other peoples lives. Such a rich culture with beautiful smiles everywhere you turn. The people are friendly, genuine and open. The nature is some of the most epic I've ever seen, both the sea sides & the inland hill country. I would be grateful to return one day to soak up more incredible experiences. Two of the most unforgettable moments in my life took place here a couple weeks ago, I hope to give a bit of detail to later with some photos and more time.

Watching the sunrise below and above the clouds this morning from this flight made me a bit sad knowing that I may never get a chance to return to this lovely place, among many others I've been fortunate enough to visit.

My mood is also heavy from my almost solo days the last week. My partner and better half flew home to Czech Republic for some work after six months together again. Roaming around like a couple gypsies in love. I miss her immensely and I'm patiently waiting till the day I see her pretty face again. Until then, I have a couple goals in mind and I'll see what life's dice has for me.

Goa

Spent 5 weeks around Goa enjoying the Arabian Sea & sunshine. Stayed mostly in Arambol Beach with its easy vibes & good people. Our time was dedicated to working on a few freelance projects from the beach. Not as much wandering during our days but we’re ok with that. 

Arambol beach is hippy central. Both the old & the young migrate here every season. Some came 40+ years ago and haven't left since. Some come to teach courses on a broad range of topics. It's an interesting dynamic here. I spent a bit of time with some of the older gents and got into some interesting conversation about days past and future thoughts.

I'm ok with working here.

I'm ok with working here.

Last night.

We were almost asleep in bed under the mosquito net, then I thought I felt something possibly moving in the bed. A few minutes later Yvet spots the silhouette of the massive 4 inch cockroach beside her head in the dark shanty beach hut. We hopped up to get the light and remove him from the bed. Now 10 minutes later I'm half asleep, I feel something crawling on my arm. I quickly slapped my arm to the tickle. I open my eyes to see a BRIGHT GLOWING LIQUID SQUIRT from the contact on my arm all over me and the bed! The liquid was illuminating my arm and sheets so brightly you could distinguish the areas around the liquid itself. The glowing light startled the both of us and I hopped up again for the light switch. With just enough time to quickly look at my arm, the bed, Yvet and no actual critter. I shut the light out to see the glowing liquid again. NOTHING! The glow was gone. I flipped the switch on again to exchange strange & amazed facial expressions with her for the next few minutes. Such a strange experience.

I never did find the creature itself but I could see the liquid and the glossy highlights on my arm with the light on. I spoke with a few locals and they told me it could be a “Jugnu" (firefly). I was also told it could be a caterpillar. But none of them had heard of a situation like this before.

Today I googled the shit out of luminescence & luminescent species on our planet. Some interesting stuff out there, it's quite the evolutionary trait with many species in our seas and surprisingly quite a few on land too.

Flushed the toilet.

Today in a restaurant I flushed the toilet. Instead of flushing the bowl, the water just splashed all over my feet.

I laughed pretty hard.