Sunday, February 23, 2014


It's been three weeks since I last posted on my blog. If I had been on adventures feeling the wind in my hair and joy soaring within my heart, it would be a wonderful excuse for having not pounded fingers to keyboard for this length of time. However, I'm going to be real with you and share some truths that have hit right to the very heart.

If you're not up for being real ... consider yourself warned.


Melancholy, is how I've been feeling of late. It's become my best friend, whispering stories to me of sadness and sometimes despair. Unfortunately, it's also an old friend, so all this is not new. What is new, is feeling melancholy in Sri Lanka and needing to bear with it in a foreign land with different cultural nuances and ways of dealing with difficult subject matters.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Eva's Mailbox: Miscellaneous Correspondence from Near and Far #1

Over the past year or so, I have been receiving a steady stream of inquiries and messages to my Adventures in a Tuk-Tuk Blog email address. Mostly, readers, travelers, acquaintances and interested parties have questions about moving, living, working, retiring and traveling to Sri Lanka. Sometimes I've received emails from different people in different parts of the world who ask me very similar questions or seek similar advice.

I thought it useful to share some of these questions (in a broad sense) and my responses so the wider audience may benefit from them. I've edited my responses so they focus on the topic without the social aspects of my responses.  I've also excluded personal details or attributes that I feel some people may not wish to share in an open forum.

Please note - in reading my responses bear in mind these are my thoughts and suggestions. Take from it what is of benefit and where it may not align with your needs, set it aside.