The previous day I met this local man Ravi who was taking 5 Swedish girls on a guided trek through the mountainous highlands surrounding Kandy in central Sri Lanka. I joined the girls and Ravi for the rest of their walk after a quick dip in a waterfall and Ravi insisted that I come back the next day to go for a hike with him up deep into the knuckles mountains. I met him at his house at 8 in the morning for some chai and bananas for breakfast, his house immaculately clean decorated with a variety of Hindu decorations. We had a long steep hike which was about 4 hours roundtrip. We drank fresh water from running streams, Ravi taught me how to sharpen a machete in the bush using some sandstone and a tree root and we chowed down on a mean egg curry when we returned to his humble home.