Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Sri Lanka 2019: Getting to know the culture

Yesterday was Rest Day, which we spent touring the Botanical Gardens and sightseeing in Kandy. There, we saw a magnificent garden with thousands of what are to us indoor plants, over many acres.


Today was a long one, with an early start and two distributions. Rains taunted us all day.






When we were done, the local teachers gave us afternoon tea. It was a gesture of thanks from them. The new ESL teacher, a local woman, told us that her classes averaged 40 students. Foreigners, much less tourists were seldom seen, but they felt learning English might be a good start to change that.

Here, we see children demonstrating an act of respect to the (foreign) elders:



Team Sri Lanka

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