i’ve been to a lot of beautiful places and stargazed across the world. From our dock in the Adirondacks, to watching meteor showers on our beach at home in nj, to beaches in Hawaii, costa rica, and Guatemala, and Australia. But here I am, on a beach, on an island, in the middle of the Indian ocean, and I cannot say that I’ve ever seen this many stars, so bright, at one time. It began on the boat ride over, we stepped out of the airport and just a few yards away was the dock over clear blue waters where orange and red fish swam. The further the boat moved away from the main island, the more stars I could see, the brighter they became, until the sky was filled with little pinpricks of light, balls of fire, long ago extinguished but still shining for us today. I resist the urge to lay out on the beach and stay there all night, mesmerized by the thousands upon millions of stars in the sky above me.
it’s our last day in sri lanka :[ i’m the saddest and definitely not ready to go yet. tonight we fly to the maldives which is going to be amazing and beautiful but again, i’m afraid it’s all going to feel like a dream once we’re back at home. speaking of home, what the hell is with all this SNOW!? not that jealous actually, but hopefully there will be more snow once we’re home and in pittsburgh! i’ve got to come back here and i swear i will, hopefully soon and for a long long time.
christmas already here! happy birthday cawowynnn and merry christmas! headed north early tomorrow morning (late night at home) for the elephant orphanage and then on to the teak and tea plantations. so much to take in already, it really is so surreal.
over 30 hours later and we’ve finally arrived in colombo sri lanka. i feel gross gross gross and exhausted. i’m looking forward to a shower and a good nap before we get ready for christmas eve. wait it doesn’t even feel like christmas, this whole trip is very surreal and i fear that before i know it i’ll be back in pittsburgh at school and it was like it all didn’t happen. isn’t that always the way it works though? i can’t say that sri lanka is anything like what i expected so far. but then again all i’ve seen is the airport and the road from the airport to the hotel. i hope our departure from the coast and up to the mountains tomorrow will bring something different and a different perspective on the country. okay, now for a shower and a much needed nap.
t-minus two hours till we leave for the airport and t-minus 6 till we take off. can i just wake up in sri lanka PLEASE!? trying to download a movie to rent on itunes is taking impossibly slow. WHYYYY!? i just want to watch inception and the office all flight.
my apologies for my neglecting you. it’s nothing personal but home is very diverting and unlike at school, there’s so many other things to do than sit at my computer! such as see my best friends, a kitten and my sister to snuggle with and my favoritest man friend to kiss and love. today i found out i passed algebra and my happiness is inexplicable and so crazy amazing. tomorrow night we leave for sri lanka but not before breakfast with my bestfriends. so many emotions right now, happy to be done with math forever, sad to be leaving home, super duper sad to have said goodbyes today, and excited for this trip. on the up-side, i think i’ve almost got nicki’s verse in monster memorized. guess i’ll perfect that on the 18 hours in the air tomorrow…