7:30 pm and dinner is served!
All retreat members (there was also an all women’s group and a couple additional guests) share a family-style meal that is a western-focus and dominantly western gone bad.
The locals here really don’t do western well - but local cuisine is an excellent treat.
Since the main option was not gluten-free friendly, I was served my very own spread and let me tell you- I felt spoiled and very loved. Food is clearly the way to my heart!
I was served rice, green bean curry, Dahl, and for first time on this trip a salad, and eggplant curry- which was out of this world!!
I had preferred some of the prior green bean curries and Dahl that I had while traveling Sri Lanka - not that this was bad- just not the favorite from my travels but their eggplant curry was out of this world!
I had to have had 3, maybe 4 servings before passing it off to the table for sharing.
Since it gets very dark early here (around 6 pm), there isn’t much to do in the evenings so most retire to bed early.