This was the last trip before the pandemic. No one would have expected what in a few months would have become the biggest global crisis in decades. A path that extends from Bombay and its huge slums to Madurai in the Bay of Bengal. Dozens of hours by train alone, through one of the most fascinating and magical countries in the world. And without stopping, an incredible tour of Sri Lanka, passing through fishing villages and ruined temples, in the company of a dear friend known years before in the Laotian jungle.