Friday, August 08, 2014
So here I am in Sri Lanka. I've been here about 3 weeks at this point, the first 4 days in a swanky hotel and then in my new house. It's super humid here, and I feel like a giant sweatball all the time, but it's fascinating, and lush and green, and I think I am going to like it.
I've found the wonderful produce market, and have eaten all manner of strange and exotic fruits. I have a housekeeper who also cooks for me, and while we have yet to come to an understanding of the word "spicy", she is sweet and friendly and does my laundry.
School starts Monday and I am a little overwhelmed with the new classes I am teaching, but the staff her is friendly and helpful, and I am sure that in time I will feel more confident. I've made some friends, and have gone out to dinner and bars and even to the casino, where I won 5000 rupee (which sounds exciting until you realize that it's about 38 dollars.)
All in all, a good start to a new part of my life.