[2834] Unawatuna’s mangosteen

Just yum. I had a bunch of mangosteens in Sri Lanka. It was just yum. I did not know they grew mangosteen and durian in Sri Lanka. I have always thought these fruits were purely a Southeast Asian thing.

Trains! Trains! Trains! I love trains. Before a long trip, I will make sure to buy some snacks to munch on. And I did in Sri Lanka. This was about a month ago at Colombo Fort Station.

[2830] Let’s go crazy

I tried to do some night photography in one of Galle’s narrow streets. I’ve got a walking something instead.

When was the last time you had a shoeshine? Not my best photograph, but I like it. This was within the Colombo Fort.

Colombo is a hard city to love. Dusty, dirty, chaotic, ill-maintained. I got cheated for USD55 on the first day there and that soured my mood badly. And oh, the honking! But the city facing the full might of the Indian Ocean is colorful and lively. There is a chaotic order imposed from the ground-up. There […]

I have just returned from my Sri Lanka backpacking trip. I needed that vacation but now that it is done, I am suffering from a mild holiday blues. It is a kind of depression that makes you go back to your photo collection and relive the journey. I took a train down to Galle from […]

Oh fuck it. I can do this from my phone. Imagine a bus. Not the docile Blue Buses in Ann Arbor. Not a Greyhound. Not the bus to Bondi. No sir. Imagine a bus without air-conditioning zooming across the tropical central Sri Lanka, manufactured probably in the 1980s, somehow surviving almost four decades of abuse […]