the trains of serendib, a rail journey through sri lanka part one, the coast

The Trains of Serendib: A Rail Journey Through Sri Lanka, Part 1: The Coast

by Aaron Dactyl

After a lifetime of extensive travel in the states, hopping freight trains and sleeping in the wild, Aaron Dactyl, author of Railroad Semantics, felt world weary and jaded. When a family member is stationed at the United States Embassy in Colombo for a year, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to a foreign country presented itself and Aaron embarked on his first trip outside the United States.

The Trains of Serendib --A Rail Journey Through Sri Lanka-- Part 1: The Coast is part one of a three-part series chronicling Aaron's journey through essays and photographs of the people he meets and the different cities he travels.