Colombo airport, by me
I’ve been planning to go to India for months but decided to wait for the election. Now that’s over so I finally booked a flight. I’ve got the travel bug quite bad recently and I’ve been all over Sri Lanka. I love it here and there’s more to explore, but I’m also very curious as to what’s going on in our neighbor to the north. I also really want to watch Avatar in full IMAX 3D, and India has the closest such theatres. I think the best place will be Hyderabad. I may just spend a few days watching movies. Besides that, I just want to take a few photos and maybe follow the Ramayana trail for a while.
The stuff I had to do was visit Jaffna and vote in the election (which I messed up). I got the visa a month ago and so it was just a matter of booking the flight. So I paid Rs. 12,000 (Sri Lankan Airlines) and got a round-trip to Chennai. I plan on getting out of Chennai as fast as possible to stay with a friend in Bangalore. There I can hopefully get a 3G data package and see how the Internet is. I suspect the coverage is more spotty than Sri Lanka, but it is a big place. I have been consumed by an insatiable curiosity for months now and I’m really looking forward to seeing a bit more of the world. So I’ll be in India this weekend.