Tuesday, March 25, 2014

78. On Rails to Badulla... Part One


Finally we did something we’ve been putting off for years.  Last December, We made that long awaited, dream trip to Badulla on rails. Each time we saw a train roaring past us while we were held up at a level crossing or rattling along on rail tracks that ran parallel to the main road, a feeling of nostalgia swept over us. If you just wonder why we went there, crazy as it may sound, it was purely for the pleasure of the journey.  Have you set off on a journey, where all that mattered was the pleasure of traveling itself and not the destination at all? Just for the hell of it? 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

76.Nightmare on E01-the Southern Expressway!




I stared incredulously at the dull yellow glow of my headlights reflecting off the aluminum garage door. They looked like two fireflies.  I stepped out and walked in front of the vehicle for the first time. They were like fireflies alright. This was unbelievable! Then the light outside the garage door came on. I got back into the van and waited patiently for the garage door to complete its leisurely upward crawl. Once the doorway was clear I drove in.