One year in the Sri Lankan atmosphere is basically enough time for any item to become unusable. That said, each time I come to Sri Lanka I have to restock everything. If I want to bake I have to repurchase everything from vanilla to flour. If I want to run a teaching program I have repurchase everything from pens to paper. SO My bookstore bill came out to a pretty 2,100 rupees. What did I buy?
Next, we discovered a new favorite tea shop. Dickwella is swarming with shops tailored to tourists so it’s always nice to go somewhere that feels more like pre-tourism infestation era. The best part was the airflow (there were a bunch of fans and the door was basically a wall open to the street so the wind came in too). An odd attraction elsewhere but an understandable one in the humid Sri Lankan weather. So my father and I went home armed with tea buns and gnanakatha (Sri Lanka’s gingerbread man — look up gnanakatha malli).
That’s all for now... teaching updates yet to come.
Hi! I'm Samalya. When I'm not running about cramming for school I sit on my laptop and (attempt to) make a curriculum to improve spoken English in rural Sri Lanka!