It’s been awhile. Been doing stuff. Going to write about that too. Sometime. But not now. This post will be about the place in Sri Lanka where I’ve spent so much time, lived in so many places, and taken so many photos of. Mirissa.
Mirissa has both a good and bad effect on me. Or maybe they’re both good, it’s beautiful which I see and I get creatively stimulated by that beauty. What I might consider being a bad influence on me is whenever I get here, I tend to stay, I stop moving and stop wanting to go to the next place. But considering it’s me I’m talking about, that might be a really good thing.
Since I’ve spent so much time here people know me. And when you’re traveling by yourself, like I do, it’s nice when people recognises you at the pharmacy and at the supermarket, you do some catching up on what’s been happening lately and it feels a bit like home.
Another good thing about Mirissa is that there’s great food here! Both at restaurants and in the shops. I mostly eat vegetarian food which I find not to be a problem here, no matter what kind of restaurant I go to there’s a good vegetarian option. You see, I grew up in the forest in the north of Sweden so I have no idea of what to do with seafood and when I spent every winter in India doing yoga I was a vegetarian for eight years.
What surprised me, and made me happy, when I returned to Mirissa is that it looks better than when I left sometime in February 2020. Because yes, the pandemic and lack of tourists has had a visible toll on many places here in Sri Lanka, but that’s not apparent here. Mirissa is actually looking better in many ways, restaurants, shops and hotels have been renovated and developed, not all of course but I can notice the difference.
Oh, and these photos sort of have nothing, or everything, to do with the text. Took them this morning at Parrot Rock which is one of the three surf spots that are within walking distance if you stay here.
So yes; Mirissa I like you and you look better than ever!