Hi MIST Followers,
We boarded the ship yesterday, and are all settled in. Today we are mostly preparing to leave for tomorrow – a lot of small things are still being ironed out, but we are all excited and ready to go!
I was lucky enough to travel around Sri Lanka for a couple days before boarding the ship. It is truly an amazing country – there is so much variety and so many different places to see, all packed on a small island. I think I could have stayed for 2 more weeks and not seen half of what I would have liked to!
I spent the first day of the trip in Weligama, a beach town in the South of Colombo. It was a very relaxed town, with beautiful beaches, and (my favorite) good surfing. There were a lot of very brightly colored fishing outriggers there as well, and very fresh local seafood.
I got into Colombo yesterday night, and spent the night on the ship. Colombo itself is also quite interesting, and we had a great meal last night. We are leaving tomorrow morning, and so are looking forward to a final meal ashore tonight before departing.
Happy holidays to all the MIST followers, and thanks for reading!