Settling In

Friday, August 08, 2014

So here I am in Sri Lanka. I've been here about 3 weeks at this point, the first 4 days in a swanky hotel and then in my new house. It's super humid here, and I feel like a giant sweatball all the time, but it's fascinating, and lush and green, and I think I am going to like it.

I've found the wonderful produce market, and have eaten all manner of strange and exotic fruits. I have a housekeeper who also cooks for me, and while we have yet to come to an understanding of the word "spicy", she is sweet and friendly and does my laundry.

School starts Monday and I am a little overwhelmed with the new classes I am teaching, but the staff her is friendly and helpful, and I am sure that in time I will feel more confident. I've made some friends, and have gone out to dinner and bars and even to the casino, where I won 5000 rupee (which sounds exciting until you realize that it's about 38 dollars.) emoticon

All in all, a good start to a new part of my life.

Pictures soon!
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    Glad the new country and job are looking good! Have fun with being in a new place!!!!
    2266 days ago
    Like a Kardashian, lol! What an interesting life you have created! Love to read your blogs! Keep 'em coming!
    2272 days ago
  • MUFFIY831
    Very exciting! I might find myself in Sri Lanka in January. If I do, I will definitely be hitting you up for advice! (Especially on how to communicate "for the love of god I do not eat anything remotely spicy!" in a convincing manner.) Best wishes - sounds like you're doing great!
    2272 days ago
    Sounds very interesting. Are there other Americans there? I hope you have a good school year. What an interesting life you are living!
    2272 days ago
    Exciting life you're leading! I have some wanderlust inside me too, so I alwsys enjoy reading your blogs. How many countries have you lived in?
    2272 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Oh, a housekeeper! I realize such things are the norm in other parts of the world, but I have such jealousy right now!
    2272 days ago
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    .Congratulations on settling in. You made me laugh with your definition of spicy comment! Best wishes for a smooth start to a new school year. I am so intrigued with your adventures. Please continue to keep us posted. :O)
    2272 days ago
    All the best !
    2272 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    everything will work out
    2272 days ago
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