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…
An energetic start to the day, we leave at 8:30am with a reasonable amount of km’s to cover but it's pretty much straight roads and easy going according to the map…so we thought! The first 10 km’s from the hotel was a dirt track with huge potholes and a constant stream of trucks and tractors … Continue reading Sunday 17th September 2017 Day 3 – It’s a bumpy ride
We leave at 7am from the hotel and are making our way to the first of our community development projects, which is mainly a water purification center being built for a small local community. We are covering 93km’s today! Just to note the Tuk’s only travel at a max speed of 60km’s p/h. As we … Continue reading Saturday 16th September 2017 Day 2 – Roads less travelled