..by Jade :)
05.09.2011 - 11.09.2011 39 °C
After another week of volunteering, eating crackers for lunch and trying to make it exciting - Starter - 'The PLain' - no topping, Main Course - 'Butter/Marmite Cracker' - depending on personal taste and Dessert - 'The Jam Tart' Cracker with mixed fruit jam, walking through the streets of Galle knowing EXACTLY how it feels to be A Celebrity - constant waving and saying hello!! As well as Jade and Laura VS The Big Spider - one VERY early morning, and explaining the difference between the Scottish and Australian Accent to a baffled Lil Rach!! haha!!
One Afternoon of volunteering shines above the rest - It was VERY amusing when laura got the point completely wrong and this ended up happening....
The teacher showing the Class....
Teacher - "My name is Mr Perara, my friends name is Sophie - Sophie is very serious!"
Sophie - "My name is Sophie, my friends name is Ceri - Ceri is very clever!"
Ceri - "My name is Ceri, my friends name is Kim - Kim is very keen!"
Kim - "My name is Kim, my friends name is Jade - Jade is very jolly!"
Jade - "My name is Jade, my friends name is Mari - Mari is a monster!"
Mari - "My name is Mari, my friends name is Laura - Laura is Loopy!"
Laura (very enthusiastically) "My name is Laura, my friends name is Rachel and she is very HAPPY!!"
...Everyone laughed and it took Laura a few seconds to realise what she had done wrong.... hahaha!!!
Anywhooo, after seeing beautiful Turtles and holding them - from the newborn to older and bigger ones - which flapped soooo hard, one cheeky Mr Turtle left me with a pink wrist!! haha!
We also went to a BIG SEAFOOD BBQ - a FREE BBQ might I add, cos thats how we roll!! In Unawatuna Beach Resort - we danced sooo hard all night which included dance offs with the locals lol, we also ate our bodyweight in normal food which made us all very happy, apart from Poor Laura who sicked it all back up
We planned our trip for our 5 busy days in Kandy and it just so happened our cheapest option was to hire a minibus, along with our very own driver - a lovely Sri Lankan man called 'Douglas' who apparently spoke such good English one girl had a 3hour conversation with him - BULLSHIT!! Well, he didn't have a bloody clue what we were saying anyway..
Our time came to say Goodbye to everyone in Galle and we headed out in our pimped out van with our main man Douglas and made our way to Kittagalla for some White Water Rafting - which my God was absolutely amazing!!!! We all just wanted to do it Again!! This day ended badly though because it just so happened that Laura's camera VANISHED - one minute it was next to my camcorder on the dressing table in our shitty Motel and next it was gone still confused at them leaving the camcorder lol, Poor Laura again
Anyway we made the 3 hour journey to Kandy and our first stop was SHOPPING!! - but we were soooo obsessed with this bakery called 'The White House' we hardly left there, it was set out like the Future - we were all suprised that Robots weren't serving us hahaha!! Then we went to see traditional Sri Lankan dancers in the night, the outfits were incredible and there was one rather freaky dance which they believe will cure people with mental illnesses. We saw fire eating, fire walking and this amazing fire show at the end and Twathead here forgot to press 'record' on the camcorder BAD TIMES!!
Next day we were up early to go see some elephants that was fantastic we got to Bathe and feed an elephant as well as go for an elephant ride - This all got a bit too much for Lil Rach who cried, bless her!! On the way back we visited Kandy's Botanical Gardens - which was rather crap, but a good opportunity to take some random fotatoes on the only camera standing - Lil Rach's Non-Make Camera!! hahahaaa!! We then went to the Temple of The Tooth - apparently one of the Buddha's teeth was saved from his funeral and this huge temple was then built to store it. It was a rather big temple for one tooth and I felt really disrespectful because lots of Buddhists were praying!
The night ended AWESOME though with a PIZZA HUT - yes the real thing!! and a bottle of Vodka and Sri Lanka's own - 'Arrack' which sent us to bed all rather tipsy! - which Dougy boy joined in with!! lol Fragile the next day we made our way to the 'Sigiriya Rock' we left our Kandy hotel at 9am because Douglas told us the journey only took an hour and a half... After 'How to lose a guy in ten days' and 'Notting Hill' on the bus - fun times, and a Chris Brown singalong by Moi - which wasn't really appreciated... FIVE HOURS LATER - We arrived!!
The history behind Sigiriya Rock was confusing, whether it was once an active volcano or a huge Monastry but we opted for no guide after the Hefty admission fee of $30, the most I think we have spent on anything here!! ...It was a hell of a walk up the millions of steps but an hour later we made it WOOHOOO!! Ridiculously sweaty but incredibly proud of ourselves YAY!! The view was just phenomenal... the time to walk down the steep steps came but we saw an hilarious family of Monkeys which kept us all amused, then after tackling more steps we came to a man with a HUGE SNAKE - which we all held - Britney style!!! GO US!!! Then we paid to watch a Cobra dance, it poked its head out, got flicked by the man then went back to sleep haha!!
The end was coming to our manic few days in Kandy and now for the next part of our trip - Relaxing for ten days in Arugam Bay!! ahhhh yeaaaahhh!! But first to do the 6 hour trek to the East Coast... instead of doing them altogether we decided to drive for 3 hours that evening then sleep and do the final 3 hours the next morning... After the 3 hours we stopped it 'Batticola' my lonely planet book told us of 'YMCA' a cheap, pleasant hotel.... In reality - Cheap YES! Pleasant - NO! An absolute shithole!!! (we all agreed) - Also, the 'YMCA' stood for 'Young Man's Christian Association' I genuinely thought the 5 of us in shorts and vests would be sent on our way - very embarrassing!!! ....anywhoo we made it!! and after a painful goodbye with Douglas lol, we arrived at the destination we were all sooooo excited for - to do literally F ALL for ten days.... ARUGAM BAY BABYYY!!