Just go with it
Finished my rejuvenate and solitude time very Kerfree style. It was not boring at all. I think I might be rested?
Thejan Beach Cabanas
Well Auntie Sheryl was probably right. I should have changed hotels. The 3 days construction never did look close to being completed. It started early and went late every day.
The third night I spotted a very large mouse(rat) in my luxurious outdoor bathroom. Then just as I was falling asleep it woke me up with the most horrible gnarly growl chew sound as it was trying to get to me through the ceiling. I got up and told the nighttime manager and he said if I’m scared he will just come sleep with me. Hahah- not scared I said- enraged! (Actually I was scared, just didn’t want the manager to sleep with me)
In the morning after a sleepless night imagining what the rat will do to me, I changed rooms thanks to the day manager.
Nighttime comes. What’s that I hear? Squeak squeak squeak of a chipmunk. It didn’t sound like it wanted to chew me to death so I decided to live with it.
I arranged a river safari on the Bentota river. It was good because I got my first ride in a tuk tuk (pronounced toque toque) It was nice to get off the beach for a bit.
My tuk tuk ride was as awesome as I thought it might be. Full of danger and close calls and honks.
I also got the fish massage which was hilarious and something I’ve always wanted to try. And we went through the mangroves which was super cool.
Ayurvedic Day Spa
The English couple I bothered everyday highly recommended this day spa. First I met with the Dr who diagnosed my Dosha and then prescribed some herbal medicines to fix my ailments. Annette-you will be interested to know he also diagnosed me as a Pitta just by touching my wrist and fingers in weird ways. So interesting!
The treatment also included a oil drip on ymy head for like 20 minutes. I’m still washing the oil out of my hair. #greasy
Then it was time for the massage. Good thing I had my prep massage as if you can imagine- this was more invasive.
So of course I was total nude. But this time he gets a lot more intimate. Like for a minute I was frantically trying to remember if I showered before or after I, um, you know, #2. (Before) I was trying to act cool, but come on-that finger was getting really close to the chocolate starfish.
He also massaged my very very very upper thigh while holding my leg in his arm. I was so uncomfortabke I started giggling.
He asked if it was ok if he massaged <points to vagina> I said ummm- no thank you. The he asked 3 more times in different ways. The funny thing is I don’t know what I would have done if he just started doing it. Probably tried to act cool I guess.
I had a great lunch after and he drove me home. He was a super nice guy and I think this is how Ayurvedic massages work. So I signed my mom and sisters up for one for an early a Christmas present. Let me know if you have the same experience.
Despite all the ups and downs, I absolutely love Sri Lanka. It’s a beautiful country and I could spend a long time here. I join my tour today and look forward to seeing more than the beach.
Buddha stuff, elephants, and tea plantations are on the top of the list. Bring on the next adventure.