19.08.2009 - 19.08.2009
Arriving at Hikkaduwa train station. Now I knew how things are workin' and I ain't do the same mistakes twice. So I dropped off the train and was enjoying to watch how things run. So as i dropped out of the exit of the train station I had complete overview of all 3-wheeler drivers, potentially touts and so I relaxed. This moment seemed to last for minutes but was a decision which had to be drawn within seconds. And PLOP I saw a guy. I was looking like literally smelling a tourist must have dropped off the train. He scanned the open space in front of the train station like a a submarine. And suddenly it seemed to make a clear and loud 'beeep, beep, bep, bip.....beeep, beep, bep bip....' in his head. Her had recognized the white guy he could surely easyly make friends with...But I would be prepared. I would just bang him out of life..."Sir, you need a tuc-tuc?" Dutifully I replied "Well I wanna go to the Beach View Hotel" Bang! Shithead! You didn't wanna talk to those people, I thought to myself..."I can show you a better and cheaper one" "No I wanna have a look at the hotel I chose before" I insisted. But anyway the hotel he recommended was the better choice, so i went there. An old man who had significantly suffered from the tsunami guided me. I told him my story about Ambalangoda and well he knew, what was going on. Well he was a nice guy and I decided to have some beer with him. So we had some really cheap beer at a local beer stall, strolled along the shore and had a great conversation. So he invited me to his home, invited me to have dinner at his home. So his son came for us in his three-weeler which was a unique collection of colorful flowers, Bob Marley music, big speakers in the back and a magic tree in the front. So arrived at his home we listened to bobby again and with his whole family we were drumming on some plastic chairs. I started because I always must do something with my fingers. And then his little son joined me and later we were all drumming, dancing and chilling on the veranda. It was like Sri Lanka wanted to excuse itself for the last days. Well thanks Sri Lanka! You did well hold on.
Today's lesson: Expect the unexpected! Watch out for the song by Dog eat Dog. You'll know what I mean.