Mikey enjoying an elephant massage in the pool here at Villa 80.
But, it hasn't all been paradise so far: just in case some of you were about to disown us for being smarmy smuger than smug things, we have had a few mishaps already. We should definitely stick to our strengths (lounging by the pool and eating nice food).
I attempted a walk to the bank yesterday and with my famously bad sense of direction, walked the wrong way for about an hour in the heat before a tuk tuk driver rescued me.
Now, I know the Judge family believe me to be good at directions but on!y in a relative sense. That's like the Newitts thinking Mikey isn't clumsy. Anyway, the driver was someone who'd picked us all up before, so he was a bit concerned to see me so far out of town without the children. When I told him I was looking for a bank, he laughed before informing me that the c!osest one in the direction I was walking was 20km away!
Mikey, luckily, had some success later when he borrowed a bike and cycled to the bank (only to leave his bag, with the £500 he'd withdrawn in a biscuit shop). The shop owner chased after him to return the bag so all is good. Lucky for us there are always people to guide us and help when we need them. And these instances just seek to prove how good the vast majority of the people in the world are.
We move on tomorrow, altgough we are sad to leave Villa 80, our visas and passports are back so it's time to move slowly to Arugam Bay where we hope to stay for around a month.
Before then, Mirissa and Udawalawe. Wish us luck with the directions!
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