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our first few days by kim

Galle, Unawatuna, Karrapitiya

30 °C

We have arrived in sunny Colombo greeted by an army of Sri Lankan men not leting us anywhere near our cases so they can load up our really lovely mini bus. I personally thought they were being gentlemen but quickly realised they wanted 'English coins' hmmm. Our driver however, was not on the grab. He was lovely! He even stopped for fruit and coffee - even for our first 'Hopper' LUSH! He also stopped to show us a Tsunami Memorial and a water buffalo, good times! We also saw our first elephant on the back of a truck.. well... an elephants arse!

We have woken up in our little house and decided to go to the beach, we are going by a tuk tuk haha!! (google it!!!) our base is our sort of mentors hotel - Unwatauna Beach Resort its amazing and right on the beach. The waves are mental - proper roid heads... I thought it was going to take my bag at one point, and we nearly lost Jade... ha! so we swiftly moved to the pool to save being swept out to sea where we saw the funniest aqua aerobics session EVER - Matt would be creased!! As that was going on we decided to vacate the water and catch some rays... This was the last point we would see Rachel with normal skin. She is now purple with what looks like a white bikini sprayed on. But on a brighter note - we noticed this place sells Pizza! Good times!! So... this afternoon we are getting all aftersunned up and heading down to Galle Nursing School to teach the nurses (Welshy) English - Jade even tried getting them to add "is it" to their vocabulary haha! We headed back for grub and then discovered Lion Beer - cheap as chips!! Excellent times!!

Day 3 in the Big Brother house and Laura is now borderline Anorexic..I love the food but everyone else hates it.. Actually Mari quite likes it too.

On the subject of food we had a lush doughnut thing for breakfast it was amazing!!

Im constantly getting abused for saying "lush" Thanks Princess Sophie!!

We had our first day in Karrapitya Hospital today too...everyone was realy nice - they are arranging for us to each work in our chosen speciality which is really nice!! We began with m choice - Oncology - we worked on the wards today shadowing the Consultant - the ward is soooo crowded it is actually shocking!! Patients are actually sleeping on floors. All the nurses look so smart - their uniform is lovely. Really formal.. a bit like a really old school version of ours - hat and everything. They are so dwty though we look like giants compred to them. The waiting room for clinic was mental too - rows and rows and rowsof old people on patio chairs with a nurse picking her nose on the side EW!! After all that we went to go and change some money - or for Mari to rinse the Bank!! I swear she must have withdrawn ALL the money they had.

We then began a quest for cheapy Lion Beer by Tuk Tuk. We stopped in 3 supermarkets and there was FIVE of us piled in the Tuk Tuk - Im still creased thinking about it!! We eventually found some anyway... but Jade noticed they sold EXTRA STRONG, told all of us loudly and confused the cashier (after we had paid for 20 bottles). To cut a long story short we have ended up with 2 crates of Sri Lank's version of SPECIAL BREW... Goodnight Irene! The journey was super cheap though considering we were on the road for a whole hour. Rachel accidentally hagled the first part of he journey by randomly saying "250" in conversation... the driver agreed instantly and we didnt even ask... ha!!

When we got back me and Mari went for a run. It was hilarious. Literally like a gay jungle rocky film or something. Everyone was beeping and egging us on from their Tuk tuk's ha!!

After that me and Mari decided to reward ourselves with a strong Lion beer...and so did Janaka so it seems as he stole one of ours (thinking it was normal strength) and driving off into the night with a lovely British bloke called Gad, who I keep calling Gaz!

While we were eating tonight a massive beetles flew at the table and Jade went wild, so Wild she scared Rachel who spilt Mari's beer all over the table which prompted me to shout "SHIT!" Thinking about setting up a rupee swear box my mouth is like a sewer!! I Blame it on the Lion beer, me and Mari felt smashed by 9pm!

We also did our first wash this tonight and flooded the bathroom - Unfortunate!

Day 4 - This morning we went for a teaching session with the Oncology Consultant - he is so nice bless him! Think he expected us to go back in tomorrow though - Saturday = NO GO!! Saw monkeys outside the house today too - Good times!!!

....more coming soonies when we have time!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by babeejadeegreen 10:48 Archived in Sri Lanka

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