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The Belgian couple earned our everlasting respect after revealing that they had rented a tuk-tuk for their three month journey around Sri Lanka.
Over dinner, Marc and Carina shared their experiences in the tuk-tuk.
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With the freedom of their own transport, they were able to see a lot more than us and have interacted with locals in a more authentic way — puttering around in their tuk-tuk won them instant respect.
And they’ve even taken passengers, packing schoolkids into the back for a free ride home.
It would have been for Jürgen and I, who were schlepping around a lot of luggage, and constantly on the road. Marc de Kyusscher (52 years) and Carina (50 years), both Belgian, with one happily married son.