Project 365: Day 182 – A beach in a jungle

30th December 2014 – Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Its almost six months, since I packed that forlorn backpack.
And through deserts and mountains, and rivers and snow,
It has hung on, for dear life, for near adventure. Which, right now,
Is the last thing on my mind. I am chilling, and going slow. 
unawatuna, srilanka, beach, travel, photography

Chilling. After a thrilling first half of the year. – Unawatuna, Sri lanka.

The drinking and the high continued last night too, and I think it will continue for a few more days, until 2015 is upon us.

But we did decide today, to go to the other beach that lies hidden in Unawatuna. The jungle beach, is a little difficult to get to, but it is much less crowded than the main unawatuna beach. You need to take an auto rickshaw (or Tuk-Tuk) to the top of a hill, and then climb down a small jungle. And then, voila. In the middle of a forest clearing, was a pristine white sand beach.

I hung out with a few Aussie mates from the hostel at the beach, and met some of my Russian friends there, who were also vacationing in Welligama. We played cricket with the local boys for a bit, who made it an India Vs Australia contest, given that I was on one side, and an Aussie was on the other.

Of course, the beers still kept flowing.


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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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