Monsoon Season in Unawatuna: Part 2
“Local Food at Local Price”
All the Sri Lankans I met could speak decent English. A local man on his bicycle takes pause, as he considers the menu at Nanda Rotti Shop.
Practising the Beach Bum Lifestyle
Friendly packs of mongrel dogs laze around the beach all day with eyes half closed, rising only to shake off the lapping tide from their fur.
An Ocean Stirred by the Hand of Monsoon
“The Indian Ocean had been stirred into a magnificent fury by the violent hand of monsoon, but its relentless advances were halted each time by the steadfast rock front, which spat the remains of white foam ten metres into the air. I wondered if I would be the first person to perish should a tsunami revisit, but in truth a silent ocean is cause for greater fear.”
Monsoon Season in Unawatuna - Part 1
The Front of the Mosque at Tuyok Village
Traditional Uygur mosque architecture, in pastel blue and green shades with tasteful curves and lines.
An Uygur boy wolfing down his lunch, oblivious to everyone around him.
A Friendly Uygur Welcome to Toyuk Village
Visiting a local family residing in the village, who welcomed us into their abode with dried bread, raisins and friendly smiles. Here the mother is preparing a home-made meal of pulled noodles, while her young toddler entertains herself in the corner.
On the Streets of Toyuk Village
Strolling along the streets of Toyuk village under a clear blue sky, and watching the life of the local people go by.
Vast Wasteland of the Kumtag Desert
Not quite your average tourist spot - we didn’t need to pay to enter this natural environment. It is considered a vast wasteland however, threatening to consume and absorb any productive land surrounding it.