Sri Lanka – Trains, Planes and Automobiles

By: creativespark

Oct 29 2011

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Category: Snap du Jour


My poor favourite camera got a touch of Bali-belly and is in hospital for the next couple of weeks, so I thought I’d fill with something else.

We’ve got 18 frames along our hallway (it’s a long hallway) and at the moment it’s Sri Lankan themed (or Ceylon themed if you’re Mr Burns), from a trip a couple of years ago. We’ll probably keep them up for a month or so and then change the theme, so to fill a little time I’ll show you what’s on the wall at the moment.

One of my strongest memories of Sri Lanka, aside from the fact that it’s blessed with gorgeous landscapes and people, is trains. We travelled on a lot of them. On this one, from Colombo to Hikkaduwa, we stood for the trip in the space between two carriages. It’s a full-body-contact sport, and I thought we were packed in pretty tight. Then, just as we were about to leave the station, two Australian women with suitcases the size of wardrobes, managed to get aboard. It’s amazing how a group of people can kind of remould its shape like jelly to fit a space.


2 comments on “Sri Lanka – Trains, Planes and Automobiles”

  1. Hey Marc,
    How did you end up in Sri Lanka?
    too bad, i’m back in the workaholic mundane.

    warm greetings from Indonesia

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