Saturday, April 19, 2014

An expat in Sri Lanka - the Good, Bad and Ugly - Part 8

It seems to have been well over a month since I last posted on my blog, and I'm probably overdue for another installment of my Expat in Sri Lanka blog post. I've been a tad busy over this past little while logging a lot of miles between Colombo and Kandy. It would appear I'm getting more used to it, and it adds another dimension to living in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, I'm still able to pick up little tidbits to file away for writing up these posts.

Eva Stone photo, oil lamp, ceremony, avurudu, sweets, new year Sri lankaBelated Avurudu salutations and good wishes biggrin 

If you celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, I hope you were blessed with a safe and generous festive season surrounded by all your loved ones

In the lead up to Avurudu it felt like utter chaos around all the major retail hubs, with many scrambling with their Avurudu preparations and plans. I got myself well away from the hustle-and-bustle prior to Avurudu, and even started my celebrations early!

In case you were wondering, I had a wonderful Avurudu - kind of a mixture of all the Avurudu ingredients plus a little time-out for myself as well. It was also my first Avurudu where I wasn't in Colombo, so that was also a pleasant change.