Hey guys! As we were in Jaffna where both my parents are originally from, we took a trip to where my parents grew up during the civil war. The first day we visited my dad’s neighborhood he grew up on, which isn’t populated anymore. The houses are surrounded by forest and are in ruins. We wandered around for like 10 minutes to find my dad’s house, and there were literally no roads or any path ways.
My dad grew up in Tellippalai/Veemankam, and he showed us some spots where he used to hang out with his friends, the small paths to the neighbors’ houses and the church where they used to meet others. The temple has been abandoned since the war, so it was really weird to be at this empty place, that used to be “the place” of life. After sightseeing in Tellippalai we stopped in Kankesanturai at a mini shop and the famous cool-drink Necto.
The following day we visited my mom’s neighborhood in Kokuvil/Taavadi. My mom has rented her childhood house out to an elderly couple, so we visited them and the neighbors. The house has 2 rooms and an open area for the kitchen/living room.
Stay tuned for part 4 of the journey 🙂 ♥