Mahavelli River Man
Up in the Kandy mountains the mighty Mahavelli River
Man seems to have an amazing business and lifestyle concept that earns him a fine
He simply jumps down from a small bridge which is perhaps 6 meters
above the crocodile free water of the slow and lazy Mahavelli River.
fact he is just enjoying the cool water in hot and steamy Sri Lanka whilst charging
any foreigner that comes along as much as he can.
$3 per jump is his minimum
demand but most obviously some tourists might even give him 5.000 rupees when
not being familiar enough with the Sri Lankan currency.
a Kadugannawa tuk driver had demanded 5.000 rupees for a ride to Kandy and was
ready to settle for 500 rupees ten seconds later, hari hari.
A Kandy tuk
driver once made 5.000 rupees out of a naive Russian tourist by selling him a
pack of cigarettes for that price.
On a similar vibe the Mahavelli
River Man seems to have a fine top shelve business without any costs at all.
river boat tour starts at the lovely Mahavelli Reach Hotel.
River Woman |
A steep walk through the
hot tropical jungle past snakes, monkeys and spiders leads to a soccer field and
the Mahavelli River. Video