And open my mind it did. Among many others, we were tested in patience, openness, compassion and problem solving—travelling with a surfboard around areas of a country whose people have seldom seen anything like it can throw some sporadic curve balls in your direction.
Below is a selection of images from our travels. Some key points, like the train journey from Kandy/Perideniya were missed thanks to being completely unable to do anything but try not to get pushed off! My biggest test in patience to date.