Aug 19th 2009 - What a difference two days makes. This day was excellent for five reasons: I am in Sri Lanka. I have a motorcycle. I made a wrong turn. I saw monkeys. I have a motorcycle. Left Puttalam this morning and headed to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Never underestimate my ability to become disoriented. The roads are well marked but somehow I missed a turn.
Not long afterward I arrived in Anuradhapura, found a hotel and decided to go for a spin. Anuradhapura is a fascinating place. In the spirit of brevity allow me to plagiarize: