Hold on to your hats...
In a country where:
-I was inapproprately grabbed numerous times
-got a tuk-tuk driver who refused to take me where i wanted to go and then tried charging me a rediculous
amount when I got out
-was unable to walk certain areas and roads becaus they were blocked off by army personel (one area was,
ironically, Liberty Plaza)
-I left my hostel only to be greeted by a mob of protesters and police
-I got bed bugs
-I was able to wipe off a layer of dirt from my face that accumulated just from walking around
all I wanted to do was leave Colombo. My plans got spoiled when I was bumped from my flight, causing me to spend another night there when I already had a hostel and airport shuttle booked in India. I called the hostel to tell them I was coming in the next day at 5pm, but Sri Lankan airlines wouldn't give me any details about the flight-they said they'd give a wake up call in the morning that would give me plenty of time to get my stuff together and they would have a taxi waiting to take me to the airport (it felt like i was on some covert-op). Nonetheless, it ended up that I had a stopover in Chennai, India. when i went to check in for the next leg of the journey, the airline informed me that no booking was ever made and the flight was full. at this point i started asking around to see what all was in Chennai for me to do and was not getting any positive feedback. Luckily, one person didnt show up so I made it on the plane. However, now i was coming in on a domestic flight whle my airport pickup was at the international terminal. then, I didnt have the address of the hostel written down which just complicated things more.
no worries tho, i did finally make it to Delhi!