Living and working in Sri Lanka for the last year has taught me many things both personally and professionally. My family and I are thoroughly enjoying the experience and are very grateful for the opportunity to live in such a beautiful country. I have decided to pursue my passion of providing access to financial services … Continue reading Why???
Today is my last day being cashless and I head off early with friends (via an UBER) to watch the AFL grand final at a popular local café. We spend a good part of the day there and watch as the team I wanted to win, win (no offense to Adelaide supporters). Throughout the day … Continue reading Saturday 30th September 2017 The grand finale
Car needs fuel – without me saying anything, I observe my friend and driver so proudly take me to the fuel station, fill up, and then pay using his Visa Card! I smile and we head off to start my busy days schedule. Not only can I see how using the card is a bit … Continue reading Thursday 28th September 2017
Two of my colleagues and friends arrive from India for a short visit to attend a cyber-security summit-taking place on the 27th and 28th of this month. They give me a brief on the client meetings they have scheduled throughout the day. When we discuss the logistics of how they are getting to and from … Continue reading Tuesday 26th September 2017
I head out to lunch with Michelle to one of our favorite local eating-places for lunch. Sri Lankans love food more than you could imagine and boy, they cook great food! I have become accustom to a dish called black pork curry, which is traditionally served with rice. The waiter knows what I am about … Continue reading Monday 25th September 2017
Today marks the last week of my cashless journey until the end of September. I go straight back into our weekly routine and head out to the local supermarket for groceries, fruit and vegetables – this time without any trouble! Its nice knowing I am not going to have any problems today finding lunch or … Continue reading Saturday 23rd September 2017 Back to where it all began
It is another 7am early start to mark the final day and the group is excited to be visiting the foundation’s main center in Seenigama whose initiatives we are supporting and who has been supporting our PMTT tour the whole journey. I was really unsure what to expect now having visited many places along the … Continue reading Friday 22nd September 2017 Day 8 – Foundation of Goodness (FOG)
Today’s journey has no set schedule so a large part of the group decide to visit an Aussie friend from Singapore who is now living approx 2 hours north from Hambantota in a surf town called Matara. Not long into the journey the heavens open up and it begins raining heavily. The roads are winding … Continue reading Thursday 22nd September 2017 Day 7 – Taking it Easy
Another early departure from Arugam Bay which was such a nice, hipster town with good shopping, restaurants and most importantly surfing! We will certainly be back in the near future. Having travelled a long way yesterday without stopping, almost every Tuk needs fuel so we all convoy to one small station just outside town and … Continue reading Wednesday 20th September 2017 Day 6 – Lost for words
More than 100km’s to travel today and two scheduled stops along the way. The beach is beautiful in Pasikuda and no one to be seen as far as I can focus along the white fine sand. The temperature is 35 degrees celsius and 70% humidity, not the best to be riding in a 3-wheeler, luckily … Continue reading Tuesday 19th September 2017 Day 5 – The Wild, Wild East!
We head from the Far East town of Trincomalee, south along the coast approx 90km’s towards a small town where the resilience from the locals is evident and inspiring even after many years of war and challenges. My family and I have not travelled much around the east coast of Sri Lanka as yet due … Continue reading Monday 18th September 2017 Day 4 – East Coast, West Coast…