My flat map of Sri Lanka denies the island its normal north-is-up â€œteardropâ€ romance, but laying it on its side, it looks like big-headed whale, donâ€™t you think? Colombo the eye, rail tracks the teeth. . .a blunt-headed giant of the sea, swimming south while casually dumping on India. Maybe? Maybe not.
In any case, this is where we’ve been for the last two months:
Next stop, due west… to Dar es Salaam.