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Continuing from where we left. The bikes reached Colombo, Sri Lanka in about 10 days’ time from Singapore. And it took another 3 days in Colombo to get all the paperwork sorted to be able to ride our motorcycle in Sri Lankan roads. The paperwork in Sri Lanka turned out to be a much bigger process than we had thought. And we will publish a separate article on how to ride an India registered motorcycle in Sri Lanka. We are pretty sure that if not the first ones, we were definitely among a handful of bikers who were able to ride in Sri Lanka with an Indian number plate.
The guest rider in the last leg of the ride was Cherry Vlog’s, whose name was recommended by thousands of bikers when we asked them online as to who should be the one riding with us in Sri Lanka.
While we sorted the paperwork, we decided to explore the city of Colombo. The first thing one would notice while riding in Colombo or anywhere in Sri Lanka is how clean and well-marked the roads are. The traffic rules are followed very strictly in Sri Lanka and there are heavy penalties if you break the rules. However, due to narrow roads, the city is a traffic nightmare. Traffic moves at a snail’s pace during rush hours.
Also, due to security issues, it was difficult to find spots where we could shoot with our bikes. There were armed security personnel everywhere who would not let anyone stop anywhere close to prominent buildings or landmarks. However, we did manage to find some colonization-era buildings in the city that gave us a beautiful backdrop to shoot. Here are some of the photographs from in and around Colombo!