I was all set to splash out on a comfy air-conditioned bus to Colombo today but, as I arrived at the bus station a cheap and battered local bus to Colombo was just leaving and the temptation to get going without a wait was too great. So, stuck on the back seat of the bouncy bus for four hours, I finally made it to Sri Lanka’s capital city. The first couple of hotels I tried were full, so I used the money I’d saved on today’s travel to go a little bit upmarket and get an air-conditioned room at a small hotel. Not a bad idea either as it’s so much hotter and more humid here. Thank goodness for the odd cooling sea breeze blowing off the Indian Ocean, just 100m from my hotel.
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