The Great Margration

Stories of my life on the road.

Long Road to the Sea March 14, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — margysaur @ 6:23 am

So begins the next chapter in my book of world exploration/domination. Charles and I set off from San Francisco on the 6th of March, one day late because of a flight delay. Also, as a result of this delay, we had an unexpected day in Singapore. The airlines put us up in a decent joint and fed us, so that was nice. We did some wandering about and decided that one day was all we needed to get our fill of Singapore.


One glass of the signature drink, the Singapore Sling, was also quite enough for my lifetime.


Late on the night of the 8th, we flew to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Our plan here was to get the required visa to gain us entry into India, then hightail for the beach on the opposite coast. Long story short, we totally blew it by not applying for the visas while stateside, and were faced with the prospect of spending a lot more time in Sri Lanka that originally planned. Hard to complain about being “forced” to sit on the beach for a week, though, really. We had two days to check out Colombo, which is a big crazy city. Great if you’re into that sort of thing. I eased myself into the experience with some local beer.


We took an afternoon train to the hills in the middle of the country to a town called Kandy.


Here were able to submit our Indian visa applications, which will be available for pick up on the 20th. Kandy is a pretty town, though. Won’t mind stopping back through in a few days.


Early on the morning of the 12th, we got on a bus going in the direction of the east coast. It was a loooong, hot, crowded journey, but we finally arrived after dark in the village of Arugam Bay. It’s finally starting to feel like vacation, although Charles found some work during a beach walk, helping some local fishermen. Some people just don’t know how to relax, I guess.

There was a beautiful sunrise this morning.



We’re staying in a room on stilts, and our balcony is in some trees. It’s amazing.

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That’s all for now. We’ll be here in Arugam Bay for 3 more days, then back to Kandy to get our passports and make our way to India. More soon.


14 Responses to “Long Road to the Sea”

  1. Xan Says:

    Your place in the trees looks amazing! so glad you got there safe, hope all goes well getting to India. what did Charles pull out of the sea?

  2. Frank Morris Says:

    Love the blog so far. I didn’t even know you were heading off …. exciting times. Definitely looking forward to your next posting. Kind of makes our gray skies, 40’s degree temperature for mid-March weather seem even more drab than it already is! Enjoy. Take care and have a blast. Love, Uncle Frank

  3. Pootie Says:

    Looks pretty awesome. Keep up the good blogging.

  4. Tif Says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to follow along. Try to stay on land this time – we don’t want to lose you to seasickness :0)

  5. cait Says:

    marrryyy!! miss you 😦 you are such a vegetarian and alcoholic 😉 love the blogging, keep us updated on your awesome life!!!

    • cait Says:

      **Marrrrggggyyyy sorry… my g was stuck… i blame steve 100% on this and not the fact that i am eating ice cream while typing 🙂 🙂

  6. Mom Says:

    Great blog. Can’t wait for the next installment.

  7. mary Says:

    Hey there. It wouldn’t be an Epic adventure without visa mishaps and such. Looks like an amazing experience. we are jealous–well I am.

  8. Steve Says:

    Nice…keep ’em comin’

  9. Stefanie B. Says:

    Ok, I’m ready for a new post. And a singapore sling.

  10. Thea Says:

    So happy to see your fun times! Happy (almost) birthday! Maybe party in India?

  11. Sarah Says:

    I wish I were slingin in a tree top hammock! Who knows where u are now. We are really into the book Where’s WAldo around here and for some reason I keep looking for you and Charles on every page! Keep your blog on, sister Margy!!

  12. Sarah Says:

    I won’t have time tomorrow so I will be the first to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you do something really amazing and memorable. Love to you from our little woodsie family.

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