Maybe Algiers. Even the language on the street signs has changed, to angular Tamil from the curvy flowers of Sinhalese.
Dried fish for sale in Jaffna. We stayed in a small family — run guest house in a quiet residential area.
A pool built surrounding the springs is a sought after bathing place believed to cure many physical ailments including disfigured faces. The peace is back now and there is absolutely no danger in travelling to Jaffna.
As long as you know where you are going, you can also ask other people and they are almost always ready to help.
The ferry is an experience in itself! Wetland bird species that can be seen in Wilpattu are the Garganey, Pin tail, Whistlingteal, Spoonbill White ibis, large white egret, Cattle egret and Purple heron.