Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mission Sri Lanka

Tomorrow I am flying to Sri Lanka.  Alone.  Not many other travellers enjoy my kind of travel: no relaxing, lots of walking, lots of talking to strangers and a purposeful mission.  I am an ADHD traveller.  Bored with pool-side sleeps and up early ready to cram my day full of adventures ... and stuff.
This trip has a purpose.
For two years, I have been visiting and assisting an asylum seeker who has been in detention since December 2010.  He hasn't seen his family since 2005.  His family have never met his wife and daughter who are in Indonesia.
I am taking photos of him to his family and I will be bringing back photos and Sri Lankan coffee for him.
I am not sure what and who I will find at the address I have in my pocket.  Hopefully a family happy to see the framed photos I have packed and offer a traveller a cup of tea and a chat in whichever we can manage to communicate.
I will hopefully be able to post daily updates - not sure what coverage I will find in the areas to which I am travelling.
I know I will learn and see some amazing things - hope I can share them with you.
Rose

4 comments:

BJ said...

Good luck Rose. Thank you for being such a wonderful person. If you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact me. x

Alex Bhathal said...

Hope it all goes well Rose and you have my great respect for doing this. Alex

angelasavage said...

Just found your blog, Rose. What a great premise for a journey. More power to you. Travel well and I trust it's all worthwhile.

Anna Symes said...

What a wonderful mission, Rose. And you write so beautifully. Can't wait to read more! xx