It was that time of the year when we get a long weekend to go on a long trip. Long (3-4 day) trips are becoming the norm lately within my group of close friends. 1st week of February was the first such in the year and we decided to cover the Northern Province, which many may not have covered completely. We decided to stay a night in Mannar which was our first stop, and two nights in Jaffna. Although three days were not quite enough to cover the whole region, we did our best.