A customized trip with Miyuru
I spent 6 hours with Miyuru on 31/5/18 and loved every minute of it.
I would not have tackled the bustling market area on my own but Miyuru encouraged me to interact with the locals, not to worry about my safety and wear a big smile.
Miyuru met me at the hotel and we took a short trip on a local, music blaring, packed bus. I was offered a seat by a seemingly poor, non English speaking woman and her elderly mother who passed the bus ride posing for photos with me and gifting me guavas. Very touching.
We walked the market streets past vendors of every type of goods you can imagine including some you can’t - vendors of second hand shoes, or trade a pair if you’d like!!! Than past food stalls, distributors, construction workers and to the markets, all featuring previously unknown varieties of pickles, fish, lentils, fruit, vegetables, spices. It being a food tour we ate and drank continuously, chatting, posing, questioning the vendors.
We ate a delicious lunch and went for a healing massage before heading back to the hotel by tuk tuk.
I loved it all but the absolute highlight for me was the interaction with the locals. I was blown away by how friendly they were to a foreigner even whilst franticly trying to eke out a living.
The trip with Miyuru, seeing his Colombo was educational, fun and delicious. Miyuru has a kind, gentle, compassionate manner always relating respectfully with the locals. He has a deep knowledge of and passion for food.
Awesome photos. Beautiful people, tasty food, I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Do it!