I have just woken up from an afternoon nap near the poolside of my hotel in Hikkaduwa. The sun trickles in through the leaves of the tree I was sleeping under, and the sound of the crashing waves rents the air with a hypnotic melody. I grab my book, order for a glass of wine and walk barefoot to the beach. The rest of my evening is spent getting to know the resident dogs and chatting with my friends over some more wine and a delicious Sri Lankan dinner.
When I landed at the Colombo airport that morning, I was preparing myself for a host of cultural activities, sightseeing and diving in crystal clear waters. But the moment we stepped foot in this island country, it coaxed us into dropping our bags and just rolling with the waves.
So, there I was – soaking wet, my toes digging into the sand and my face lit up with a big smile. There it was – the Susagade feeling I was looking for.
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