For the first month of my Fulbright I will be staying at Shangri La Bungalow, in Nedimala, Dehiwala. I’m here with my fellow ETA’s. It’s about thirty minutes to downtown Colombo from this location, and the house is beautiful. If you care to see where it is on a map, click here.
The house is quite spacious, and we have a great caretaker – Siva. He tends to the property and helps us with various odds and ends. Every morning he has a pot of Sri Lankan tea for us; its black tea mixed with milk, sugar, and spices. As he speaks Tamil, communication is a bit of a challenge, but we manage.
Yesterday I purchased a coconut from a store, and Siva shook his head. A moment later he was climbing a tree and grabbing a coconut off of it, and bringing it in the house.
Our Sinhalese classes will be held here, and they being tomorrow.
Here are some pictures (click to expand them!)