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    • Day 18

      Colombo, Sri Lanka

      March 10, 2022 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      Longlong trip, but finally reached Sri Lanka. Colombo gives a fist impression of a country more developed than expected, everyone is smiling at you and the feeling of guard starts fading away. Still some days are needed to change the mindset that maybe not everyone is expecting something from you. Went to the economical museum (probably the only one there) and understood why exchanging a cow for a fish is not the best idea😅. And just walked around big and modern buildings for the day until I met Souhaine (my new boss) and started a very long journey (took us two days) to Banyan Camp, starting to understand the SriLankan style and getting ready for the next adventure.

      🏠 Accomodation: Colombo Fort Hostel
      📍Travelling tips: you'll get stopped by a (at least) very nice local, who provably works in a very fancy hotel in the area (or has a very rewarding job) who'll tell you that there's a ceremony that only happens once a year and offer you to take you there. Not true. You'll get scammed and have to let go 50 euros minimum for a very stupid round trip. So careful with this 👁️ (met more than one person who fell on this one)
      📍Travelling tips: Another typical scam might be a kid asking you for some milk powder for a baby he's carrying, that might end up being overly expensive. The supermarket and the boy share the money of this magical powder milk.
      📍Travelling tips: tuktuks might be expensier for tourists in this city than they should, make sure you know how much you should be paying or use uber if you feel unsure about it.
      📍Travelling tips: try to always walk on your left, not only because you won't be scared by drivers comming from behind you, but because its harder for tuktuks to stop so you'll be left alone a little bit more.
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