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American expectations for getting things done efficiently. Things are very inefficient in Colombo. It's hard to see how things could be made so much easier and really see that they just don't care. Also, do not expect the "customer is always right" mentality. They care about the financial bottom line. If you have poor service or a bad experience you will readily receive an apology... but that is all. - Sep 28, 2017
Desire for perfection, your impatience and your scratch-free vehicle. - Mar 20, 2017
First world expectations, warm clothes. - Sep 28, 2013
winter kit and DVD/CD collection. ( The latter costsless than $1 here.) - Sep 23, 2012
Winter clothes. It's hot and humid year round, and Columbia Sportswear has a factory outlet in Nuwara Eliya where you can pick up a new down jacket at 50-70% off! - Dec 7, 2011
Winter clothes and bicycle. - Feb 8, 2010
Winter clothing and 110 volt appliances. Leave your bicycle at home unless it's a trail bike. I would NOT ride a bicycle or motorcycle in Sri Lanka. - Sep 7, 2008
Warm clothes. - Feb 26, 2008