Wietse has quite the background– he is Dutch but was raised in Somalia and Sri Lanka. He returned to Holland as a teenager and studied hospitality in university, but then ended up running his own event management company that was so successful that he dropped out of school to focus on it full time. Now, … More #88: Tuk Tuk Rental’s Wietse Sennema
I did my very last run of my backpacking trip. I ran through the quieter village streets of Mirissa, and braced myself for one more chance at getting bit or attacked by a stray dog. I managed to survive. I am SO happy to be able to run without being stressed out about dogs. That … More 7/25/18: The LAST Day of Backpacking! 😨
I went for a 6-mile run and somehow found a lake and dirt trails in the middle of Colombo. We bought breakfast from a local restaurant— paratha and daal— and ate it at the guesthouse. It was really good and really filling. We walked over to the Tuk Tuk Rental office to get our tuk-tuk. … More 7/18/18: Tuk-tuk Road Trip, Day 1 (Sri Lanka)
I was going to run right after I woke up at 6:45, but it was pouring out so I stayed in. Around 7:30, the rain had stopped so I decided to go out for a short jog. I ran through the nearby village in Hatton and then came back to the guesthouse, Niwasa House, at … More 7/17/18: Boring Biryani
We left Evergreen Colombo around 8:30 to find breakfast. We couldn’t find any cafes, so we went into a grocery store and bought some bananas and a mango to share, plus coconut milk for me. I went into the hostel kitchen and made myself some oats. I also ordered some coffee, which came in a … More 6/28/18: My New Love Kottu, AKA Stir-Fried Bread (Sri Lanka)
I did a huge loop around the neighborhood for my morning run, ending near the big morning market by the hotel. I went up to the same coffee lady as the day before. There two girls were ahead of me ordering coffee. Once they were done, I didn’t even say anything and she started making … More 6/27/18: Traveling to SRI LANKA!