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Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Neighbourhood

Day 28 - There are roads really close to the house in Minuwangoda which I've never seen, even after staying here for a total of months if all added up. This morning, Jay and I went for a walk. First, we walked out to Kopiwatte Road. Most all the little roads have been repaired and updated since my first trips to Sri Lanka. Although this road is unnamed, it is poured concrete nowadays.

Our Unnamed Road (Concrete Base)

Next, we turned down a road that is a shortcut to the Yatiyana neighbourhood of Minuwangoda.

Stream in the Area

Yatiyana Temple

Shortcut to Yatiyana Junction

Some of the things have been there for years such as the Yatiyana Buddhist Temple. However, Jay says much of the area used to be a completely untouched jungle. Now houses, roads, and developments have sneaked into the forest-covered area.

It didn't take long to get to the main Yatiyana Junction on the Airport Road. From there we walked slowly along the roadside towards Minuwangoda town. The next larger road on the left how we would get home.

Airport Road

Rice Producing Land

Halfway, between the Yatiyana and Kopiwatta Junctions, sits a new food restaurant. It's called Sasha Food Court and is the latest of five branches. It has a great design and will cater to travellers along the Airport Road. We stopped in although they were just switching from breakfast fare to lunch. I was impressed by the establishment's size and the available food items. The menu was huge with things such as pizza, Thai rice, nasi goreng, with a dessert area that made my mouth water.

In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator: "I'll be back."

Sasha Food Court

Getting Lunch Ready

Spacious With a Big Selection of Food


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