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Good bye Malaysia, Hello Sri Lanka

Before leaving Malaysia, I made a a pit stop to try some durian. Durian is a fruit that is native to SE Asia. It looks like this:
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It literally tasted like someone put dirty gym socks, a pinch of road kill, and blue cheese in a blender and blended until creamy. It was disgusting. I don't know how/why people find that enjoyable, but I'm glad I experienced the hype for myself.

Yesterday, we arrived in Sri Lanka and had two business tours. The first was at Hatton National Bank where having half empty fifths of vodka on in your cubicle is apparently acceptable. Next, we met with the Governor of the Central Bank - he's kind of a big deal. While driving around Colombo, I learned pretty quickly that driving lanes are only suggestions.

Trickshaw filling up
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First cup of Sri Lankan tea
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Today, we went to an elephant orphanage! It was wonderful and we got to ride them too!

On the way there:
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Elephant Orphanage:
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We then stopped at a jewelry store to learn about gem mining and jewelry making in Sri Lanka.

Some native Sri Lankan gems:
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The workers making jewelry:
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I even got my own little souvenir.
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Tomorrow we have a business tour then off to Yala to get ready for our safari the following day!

Posted by nahatf2 10:39

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The elephants are so cute! It makes me want to watch dumbo!
I still love your ring!
And I can't believe that fruit. The inside looks like dried up pickle dog or something. Grody.

Hope the room service was yummy! Love you

by gidgetehat

I want a baby orphan elephant for my birthday
Seriously,can zoos adopt them? What happens to them?
Your pics are interesting to look at; they are a view of the country. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us

by fhatfield20

Loving the pics nat.......thanks for sharing! Your dad enjoyed looking too......told him you rode an elephant ...he thought that was cool......thumbs up event!

Love you!

by lhdel

Loving the pics nat.......thanks for sharing! Your dad enjoyed looking too......told him you rode an elephant ...he thought that was cool......thumbs up event!

Love you!

by lhdel

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by lhdel

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