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DAY 12

Pottuvil-Witawilla (hitchiking) Witawilla-Hambantota (cycling)

semi-overcast 25 °C

Day 12:15.12.2009

After we started cycling that day we were tyred. We were cycling 20km and than I stopped a pick up car and without any questions they drove us 70km till Monoragala. We stopped for tee and exchange of emails. Sri Lnaka people are very greatfull if you give them email adress any of kind.
Than we stopped first van with passenger seats, but it was empty and for driver it was not a problem to carrie also bicycles inside. He took us too Wellawaya where we had breakfast and bought driver also one. After breakfas we moved to nice location where we were able to hitchike. We stopped fish transport car with 3 people in the cabin. Driver placed our bicycles in the container and we entered the cabin (it was really smelling in the container, so I prayed that we will not have to drive also in the bac).It was now 5 people in the cabin of Isuzu. After 10km 2 passengers stepped down and we had lots of space during the drive. In village Witawilla driver had to turn so we went last 40km on bicycles. Had chance to see varan lizard near the road. We stopped in Habbantota fisher village on south coast and overnighted in dirty room at guesthouse Hambantota.
We saved art least 2 days of cycling because of hitchiking, mostly mountain area. Not proud of it, but it was a holiday and we wanted also some free time. People here are really friendly and it is easier to stop a car with 2 bicycles than in slovenia with 100 eur in the hand.
We cycled around 55km in 3 hours.

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Posted by Mitja 06:26 Archived in Sri Lanka Tagged bicycle

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