A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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We also stoped at the Millenium Elephant Fondation who rescue elephants from a life of hardship or when their owners can’t take care of them anymore.

Unfortunately there are still 130 captive elephants (down from 500 3 decades ago) in Sri Lanka

We also stopped at the Spice & Herbal garden, a favorite of J. (Nothing photography wise) and the Gems shop (they were disappointed when I told them I didn’t wear jewelry… hence no sell for them 😂)
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Preserving the fish in Salt.

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The scene by the sea was not for the fainted heart

I cannot even imagine when it’s sunny.

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Sorry for the many pictures from the fish market but I can’t help it (and there’re so many more pics I could share )

It was drizzling when we stopped but the place was buzzing with activities

We always enjoy going to the local markets where we can see the true side of the country but I think this was our first fish market, beside Tsukiji in Tokyo (which is amazing but not quite as quaint)

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Not all sellers were big sellers.
Some were just selling their little catch of the day.
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On our way out of the city we stopped at the Fish Market.

Negombo Fish Market takes place right by the beach, where fish fresh from fishing boats are sold.

NB: WordPress readers, there are a few more pictures on the tumblr post (it doesn’t transfer all the pictures for some reason and I didn’t want to over drown you in multiple post of fish photos).

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The name “Negombo” is the Portuguese corrupted name of its Tamil name Neerkolombu

Negombo has a large bilingual population of Roman Catholics, known as Negombo Tamils who have their own Tamil dialect but mostly identify themselves as Sinhalese.

Negombo served also as a shelter for Arabic vessels and was a major port known for its trading activity and was well known for its cinnamon cultivation.
During the Portuguese occupation, the Karava (the dominant seafaring clan of Negombo), who were previously Hindu, embraced Catholicism. So successfully were they converted that today Negombo is sometimes known as ‘Little Rome’ and nearly two thirds of its population profess the Catholic faith.

And that’s all my Wikipedia knowledge 😂
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Onto our next stop…
Bye Negombo….
Kandy here we come.

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