Saturday, February 17, 2007

April 15th

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April 15th We arrived at Colombo to behold a most beautiful port ever one could wish to see, with the trees all blooming in brilliant colours; after spending some time in the shops of interest, myself with the Misses Paris and Coulion placed ourselves in a “Garry,” to be driven round the “Cinnamon Gardens” and take in the beautiful scenery of Colombo as much as we could in the time we were allowed on shore. One thing striking me most was the little “native boys” of seven to eight years carrying little black babies slung at their side from (I should imagine) a few weeks old and upwards, imploring the visitors to give them money.
After spending a delightful time in a picturesque tropic we proceeded on our journey to the East feeling sea sick in the evening, but soon to recover, and enjoy the voyage.

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