Sri Lanka

Sri Lank, our first dip into the Asian sub continent, has been bound with kind strangers, project opportunities, working days with the UN and riding elephants.
Here’s a handful of stories from a fantastic month of Sri Lanka.

The Cockroach Hickey

by tkos on October 2, 2012

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“We’ve spent more time looking for a hotel than we have cycling to get here! Would you just pick one already!” It was dark, and had been for the past ten kilometres. Kimmi can sometimes get a bit stressed in the dark and, as we were slowly cycling through the dimly lit streets of Trincolomee [...]

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What came first?

by tkos on September 28, 2012

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‘It’s like, what came first, the chicken or the egg?!!!’ I screamed, roaring with laughter, genuinely impressed by my own uncanny, intelligent and talented brand of comedy. ‘You’re not funny.’ Kimmi says in a flat out matter of fact manner. A comic genius, not appreciated in my own time, I think to myself with a [...]

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Saving the world with a bicycle (or not)

by tkos on September 12, 2012

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‘I want my life to mean something. I want it to be significant. I know this may sound stupid, and I haven’t really told anybody this before, but I think I want to try and save the world.’ Kimmi threw it out there like she was offering a coffee, but it didn’t detract from the [...]

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The United Nations, war torn Sri Lanka and home made pizza

by Brett Seychell on September 3, 2012

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The United Nations. Potentially the most noble of all employers. ‘What do you do for a living?’ I ask. ‘I distribute food in the World Food Program for the United Nations.’ Says Gerd, our host in Jaffna, on the northern tip of Sri Lanka. That’s like signing a contract with heaven. It puts any ‘lion [...]

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