The volunteers worked hard this week definitely earning their day off. It was time to go to the beach, catch up with old friends (while meeting new arrivals) and visit a tea plantation.
“Lassanie” is the Sri Lankan word for beauty and we have already seen many examples. This is a tremendously beautiful and welcoming country – the people, the places, the experiences. We have had several opportunities to visit temples and learn more about the practice of Buddhism. The 500-step climb to the Rock Temple was particularly stimulating and rewarding with an incredible, panoramic view at the top.
After work we have lounged at the pool (with the occasional cold Lion beer!) and had a few delicious meals out. Evening games are a big hit, exposing just a few competitive players in the crowd. Fun and laughter are a big part of our days and nights!