The Dark Cave (Hang Toi) is accessed by zip line, kayak, or by swimming to the mouth of the cave, and requires a guide. We were told that we would have to wear helmets with lights as well as life vests for this excursion, but that was all we were told.
On this, our 300th day of travel, we announce with mixed feelings of excitement and dread, our homecoming.
We have officially booked our tickets back to our homeland.
We took a short flight over to England to visit some good friends of ours, and while we were there, they took us to Bodiam Castle, the backdrop for this jump shot.
This jump shot actually landed us in USA Today. It was taken on a statue in Pamplona, Spain, just a block away from the where the bull run takes place. In addition to this shot, we did actually run with the real bulls as well. Definitely scarier than the bronze ones.
This jump shot was taken at the ruins of Pompeii, near Naples, Italy. I can’t say what exactly the relic behind us represents, but we thought it was a worthy back drop for our shot.
Colombo is the commercial and financial capital of Sri Lanka, and full of chaos and mayhem. We tend to stick out and draw more attention to ourselves than is helpful. So, besides using this city as a transportation hub, we did little more than make it to the local market before heading out.
I will admit that by taking public modes of transportation, we need to be willing to accept the terms and conditions, and sometimes consequences, that go along with it.
We have traveled through Southeast Asia for over five months, using all modes of overland public transportation. During these months we have developed a bias towards certain modes over others, but still cannot say too much, as the price offers no room for complaints.