In the Land of Lanka with Zev’s Parents, Part 3

I can barely contain my excitement over the upcoming Nepal story, so I’ll quicly wrap up our time in Sri Lanka. Suffice it to say that it was a beautiful country and an incredible trip. Zev’s parents can attest, I never stopped photographing for the entire 2 weeks. In fact I took so many photos, I needed 3 separate blog posts to give them their due! But this is the last one, the next will be on our time in Nepal…and we have a big surprise to share with you!

When last we left off, we were hunkered down in the chilly and rainy tea plantations that wrap around the hillsides of central Sri Lanka. When our misty tea quaffing sessions came to an end, we headed to the beach to warm up and attempt to escape the rain.

I’ve already mentioned that Zev’s family likes to travel in style, so how does such a stylish family get to the beach? In a helicopter, naturally! To pick us up from the tea plantations, the chopper landed in a local soccer field and what seemed like the entire village came out to witness the commotion. We all felt like total rockstars arriving to catch our ride to the beach.

At the beach we spent a few days strolling the shore and watching the violent monsoon season waves crashing on the beach. To close out our whirlwind tour of Sri Lanka, we drove to Colombo for a fantastic walking tour of the city which took us through Pettah, the main market area of town. If you haven’t caught on from all the market photos on this blog, we love ourselves a good wander through the bizarre. I like to joke that all of Zev’s paths eventually lead to a morning market.

Ladies working hard picking tea outside of Hatton.

Ladies working hard picking tea outside of Hatton.

Tea trails and bubble baths.

Tea trails and bubble baths.

Don as copilot.

Don as copilot.

The coolest ride to the beach, everrrrr!

The coolest ride to the beach, everrrrr!

Relaxing at the beach near Tangalle.

Relaxing at the beach near Tangalle.

Bananas for sale in the market in Tangalle.

Bananas for sale in the market in Tangalle.

A colorful fruit stand in Colombo.

A colorful fruit stand in Colombo.

The wood apple, a tartly earthy fruit. Very unusual and tasty when made into a juice.

The wood apple, a tartly earthy fruit. Very unusual and tasty when made into a juice.

Some of the ubiquitous construction around Colombo

Some of the ubiquitous construction around Colombo

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A local biryani stall, Colombo.

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