Saturday, August 7, 2010
Today was the first day of the tour. We caught our flight to Chennai on time. We had a lot of fun on the flight. Everyone was happily talking about their experiences. We spent a few hours at the Chennai airport and left at 12:50 for Colombo. Upon reaching Colombo, we quickly collected our bags and left for a 3 hour bus journey. We were awestruck by the breathtaking sights to see of Sri Lanka. Picturesque landscapes were laid out before us and innumerable temples too. After our long drive, we reached the Kandyan Reach Hotel, where we were warmly welcomed with a traditional Sri Lankan dance performed by the locals. They garlanded us with flowers and the deans and teachers lit a tradition lamp. After freshening up, we headed back out to meet a resource person who briefed us on the significance of CAS and Theory of Knowledge. He then gave us the itinerary for the next day, and we headed off to bed.