Leaving Sri Lanka

Monday, 15 March 2010
Batam, Indonesia

On Saturday morning at 06:10 I took the 2nd class train (Rs 220) from Kandy to Colombo. The scenery was very nice on this leg. Mountains and jungle. And several short tunnels.

In Colombo, I stayed at the Parisare (again). I didn’t do much all day, just resting. My legs are finally recovered.

I took a pre-booked taxi out to the airport Sunday morning at 04:00. Price: Rs 2000 (yes, expensive). Flight to Singapore at 07:20. Arrival in Singapore around 15:00.

And then: MRT to Harbourfront Centre. Ferry to Batam Centre (SGD 23). Taxi (IDR 45k) to Hotel Istana Batam (IDR 139k), Nagoya.

And tomorrow: Plane to Jakarta (Lion Air, IDR 339k).

During my 23 days in Sri Lanka, I spent a total of 47,383 Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR). This is equivalent to 415.64 USD, or 18.07 USD per day.


Hey, that’s my new sandals! I’m stepping on the floor at the Olde Empire Hotel, Kandy.

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