20th June 2015 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
A familiar fort called me back today.
I loved the call, but hated the timing.
At 4 am when Srilanka was snoring loud,
I was eating fish buns and other snacks and things.
Last night, I had taken an air-conditioned bus towards Colombo, from where I was to catch a morning train towards Unawatuna.
The plan had a few holes. One, the air-conditioning kind of made me nauseous, to the point that i had to open the window to get some fresh air. And secondly, it was a bumpy road. Somehow, I managed to finally find some sleep around 3 AM, but was woken up by 4. I was in Colombo already! This was very different from my trip to Arugam bay, when I took the longest route via train, bus and Tuk-Tuk to get there after 17 hours!
But now, I had a different kind of problem. I had to wait till 6.05 am for my train to Unawatuna, and it was only 4! I passed some time clicking around the fort station, which I have visited once before. But in low-light, there are not much things that I can click. Then, I talked to a Yoga teacher from France, who was heading to the south too, and we spent some time in the ticket counters, until the train arrived.