Map: Sri Lanka, laying down

map_srilanka.jpgMy flat map of Sri Lanka denies the island its normal north-is-up “teardrop” romance, but laying it on its side, it looks like big-headed whale, don’t you think? Colombo the eye, rail tracks the teeth. . .a blunt-headed giant of the sea, swimming south while casually raising its tail to India.

map_srilanka.jpg

My flat map of Sri Lanka denies the island its normal north-is-up “teardrop” romance, but laying it on its side, it looks like big-headed whale, don’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:

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Next stop, due west… to Dar es Salaam.

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My flat map of Sri Lanka denies the island its normal north-is-up “teardrop” romance, but laying it on its side, it looks like big-headed whale, don’t you think? Colombo the eye, rail tracks the teeth. . .a blunt-headed giant of the sea, swimming south while casually raising its tail to India." />