Week 1 - Trinco

Megan's update after one week in Sri Lanka

OceanStars :: Sunday 19th June 2011 :: This Story

Hi Everyone!

Well I've been here for about a week and a half and so much has happened in that time that I'm not really sure where to start. This place is amazing :) And SO beautiful. Thanks so much for the messages you've sent already. It was lovely to find some news from home waiting for me. In answer to your questions, I've adjusted to the heat really quickly, the food is lovely and everyone is fabulous and looking after me really well. I've been to Grace home for children, spent a week unexpectedly teaching English classes in Trinco (which was an experience! A good one :) ), and I've been taken round everywhere by my *fabulous* driver, Ranga, who has been showing me loads of sites that have been here since before Jesus was!! What an incredible place. Massive abundance of wildlife too- monkeys everywhere and ghekos and lizards and eagles and cows. Lots of cows. (Alex, I've not spotted any tigers to post you at all, I'm afraid, but a potentially-rabid monkey might be feasible if that's a suitable replacement??), And *oh my goodness*, I have ridden an elephant. I have actually ridden an actual elephant, and have photographic evidence to prove it!! (Was thinking of you, Em! Hug shmug! How're the exams, by the way - give me NEWS!! How was history? Been thinking of you lots xx).

So all in all, I'm having a fabulous time in a fabulous place with a lot of fabulous people. Ruth Jenkins, you are in for a treat! Can't wait to have you here. Maureen, thanks for the tip on the wet wipes!!

Love you all massively!

Lots and lots of love!

Megan xx