Negombo and return back home
27.12.2009 - 28.12.2009 30 °C
As we thought it was a problem to get boxes, but we had luck and get material for one in shop near hotel. We made a box from 2 smaller boxes and used 4 complete sticking tapes. I saw this day in town new big shoppeing center and I was sure, that I can get boxes there next morning. In the evening we went for last dinner and had chance to see real cobra snakes dancing on melodies from local guy whistle.
On the last day I went in the morning to new shopping centre and got 1 big box. I also got 2 smaller boxes in bicycle bazar in town and this material was sufficient to build the box. after using another 4 complete tapes box was complete. We prayed, that it will stick together at leat till airport...On the airport they staff asked me if we deflated air from the tyres. We didnt do that, but I also didnt want to open box and tape it together again. Althou I reather told the trouth, because I didnt want to have any problems 1 hour before return. As I answer negatively they asked us to do it there. We couldnt argue, so we opened boxes gently and deflated air from tyres. Than we realized, that they dont have sticking tape and I got a little mad. After 5 minutes they brought sticking tape and we taped boxes again. Soon after that we meet Stephan, guy who saved us in Batticola 2 eeks ago with borrowing the money. He suprised us, because he told us that he was going to stay at least 1,5 months. Than he explained, that he got Denga illnes coused by a mosquito bite. He had real luck, because doctor gaved him fever for diagnosis. Anyway, he found on internet simtomps and compared to his and he found out himself, what was wrong wiht him.
Flight was better because from Doha to Vienna plane was half empty and we could have 3 seats each.
EPILOG: Pretty nice journey. We travelled 1150km trough whole country, from this we were at least 800km cycling. We had a chance to see all regions, national parks, animals, temples and meet a lot of friendly local people. Locals are very friendly and took us amongst them showing us their way of life , religion, food... I liked Asia so much that I decided to go again next
winter, this time for at least 2 months. Dont have exact plan yet, but probably I will go to Laos and Cambodia.
It is almost 1 year till than, but I can not wait for so long. I decided to cycle arround Turkey, starting my journey in begginig of June 2010. This time I will be on the road for at least 2 months and will cycle trough 7 of their 10 regions starting in Istanbul. I would like to go earlier because of high temperatures during summer, but I am not sure if my work will allow me. This time I am taking with me better camera and will also try to get some sponsorship sice costs of the trip will not be so low compared to sri Lanka. This days I am preparing my trip and also training on my cyclotrenazer (to keep my body in good shape). Deatils of the cycling trip trough Turkey soon!!!