A Total TaiTai Tale

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

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Give me a book and I won’t mind hanging out on rooftop when my parents chat away ;-).

A few more random pictures of Sri Lanka maybe tomorrow on one last post and then we’ll be back to normal Singapore posts.

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When your Tuk Tuk tour guide takes you to a little roof top for a beer with a view and some of his friends show up and they happen to be from near your hometown in France!!! #SmallWorld

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And let’s finish in style…. Barres at the Bar.

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Wandering around with a tour guide, you get to see the city more like a local and less like a tourist… we would never have ventured in this part of the town and eaten this yummy plate of fruit (for peanuts I must add)

Nb for family or friend who saw my (drama queen) hubby post on his FB… yes he survived 🙄😂
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The Pettah area (around the open market) is extremely busy during the week but as we were there on the weekend the pace was a little less hectic and the youngsters had taken the streets to practice on their cricket skills.

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Smoking in public areas is forbidden in Sri Lanka

Don’t remember the exact words used by our tour guide to explain this but basically that’s what I found on Wikipedia:
“Usually for chewing, a few slices of the [Areca] nut are wrapped in a betel leaf along with calcium hydroxide (slaked lime) and may include clove, cardamom, catechu (kattha), or other spices for extra flavouring. Betel leaf has a fresh, peppery taste, but it can also be bitter to varying degrees depending on the variety.

The areca nut contains the tannins arecatannin and gallic acid; a fixed oil gum; a little terpineol; lignin; various saline substances; and three main alkaloids—arecoline, arecaidine, and guvacine—all of which have vasoconstricting properties. The betel leaf chewed along with the nut contains eugenol, another vasoconstrictor. Tobacco leaf is often added to the mixture, thereby adding the effect of nicotine.

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A little stop at a King Coconut (Thembili) stall to have a refreshing drink, which is sweeter than regular coconuts.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many bananas being sold anywhere.
Everywhere we looked there were a banana seller 😂

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Markets are so colorful and full of life

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After the fresh fish market last week… here’s the dried fish one.
For reference 100LKR (Sri Lanka Rupiah) is about €0.50/$0.60)

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