Life Lessons With The Cacti Uncle of Sri Lanka
“Leave it alone and it knows how to grow,” says Uncle Nimal. “If you care too much, it will die.”
Zinara Rathnayake is a freelance travel writer currently based in Sri Lanka. Her words have appeared on Roads & Kingdoms, Matador Network, Hostelworld, Ink Global and many other publications. She's also a travel blogger at NatnZin. You can follow her on Twitter @Zin10SantaFe.
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