A smile wouldn’t have hurt the immigration people but the transition through was smooth and quick. We were met by Ranjith who will be our driver/ guide while in Sri Lanka. Love these boutique hotels! We were taken to Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo, a short drive north of Colombo, a delightful little beachside hotel; it even had seagulls! Several hours of driving today to the town of Anuradhapura, arriving at the delightful Palm Garden Village Hotel with its 38 hectares of beautiful gardens. En route visited the Hindu temple Nunneswaram built for Shiva’s son to house his mistress. Mid trip was a toilet and drink stop at ‘Shit Couches Are Us’…….the picture should be explanation enough.