Batti Boy

Trincomalee was a tropical oasis where the biggest problem I had was working out which beer to have with my dinner. And then I went and fucked it all up. One of the women at my hotel took a liking to me, and after serving me extra large portions at dinner to let me know … Continue reading Batti Boy

Paddling with Pigeons

Everyone loves pigeons. They’re nature’s comedians and very popular with children and the elderly, so when I had a chance to go snorkelling at Pigeon Island, Sri Lanka, I grabbed it with both hands. The opportunity, not an actual pigeon, just to be clear. I jumped on a boat full of happy-faced Asians (you can’t … Continue reading Paddling with Pigeons

Jewel of the Nilaveli

Uppuveli has a great beach,  Trinco city has a crap one, so I figured it's time I checked out the other major beach on the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Nilaveli is about 10km north of where I've been staying, and has a completely different feel. Not as many tourists, a lot more locals, and … Continue reading Jewel of the Nilaveli

The other end of the beach

I've settled into life in Uppuveli, the beachside community just north of Trincomalee on Sri Lanka's east coast. I spend my days lying on the beach, swimming, and reading. Every night, I sit and eat cheap curry and drink cheap arrak while little Hindu fellas yell their heads off and dance around a fire like … Continue reading The other end of the beach