i'm so overwhelmed, it's hard to know what to write. but i'll start with "all is well." i just returned to colombo after traveling north around the ancient cities (villages would be more accurate). then spent several days wandering around the hill country. breathtaking is an understatement.
some quick notes while i have the chance: (super-expensive-per-minute internet access on a negative 56K modem)
i have only one bite so far (spider, i think. not mosquito).
i will never drink tea in the same way again after seeing and meeting several tamil tea pickers from the tea estates. (all women, by the way.)
it's been hard traveling with my dad, but very, um, educational.
i'm completely in love with sri lanka. (you'll read plenty of gushing when i return to L.A.)