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... we may have been put off attempting it on just 3 hours sleep. Instead, we raised a toast to the first and last time we would ever climb Adams Peak. There is a local saying that states, ‘If you have never climbed Adams Peak then you’re a fool, but if you have climbed it twice you’re a bloody fool’.
So it was that, with the Adam's Peak challenge put behind us, we said farewell to Alex (hopefully not for long as we are all heading to Thailand next) ...
... for the strong breeze blowing. On the climb down, there's a creepy snake charmer (pictured in the gallery) and locals pedalling trinkets and carved animals... Let me tell you, after this climb, you are not wishing you had a new wooden elephant statue... Perhaps these guys are banking on heat exhaustion and delirium to impair their customers/preys better buying judgement. Highlight of the drive to the hotel - Saw wild elephants bathing in lake ...
... rediscovered here after being abandoned for three centuries, much like Angkor Wat. The ruins were incredible and after climbing to the top of the rock, we were well rewarded with amazing panoramic views of the the area. We had no idea it would be this beautiful. Lucky guided us through the site and to his credit, gave us just the right amount of information.
We were back at the guest house by 10am and after breakfast, we ...
... rock face, sheltered by an overhang of rock. These are very fine paintings in hues of reds, yellows and oranges. No-one knows how old they are but they remind me of paintings from Pompeii on the walls of the Italian villas that once stood before the eruption. You then follow the overhang out to the mirror wall, which has graffiti dating back to the 9th to 16th centuries, which has provided insight into the way of life back then. More staircases lead you to the ...
... and will go to many lengths to ensure you enjoy it as much as they do. We've met so many kind and helpful people who have shared their knowledge and friendship with us. There were the people we stayed with in Colombo, Geeth and Chani who were so kind to let us into their home and lent us an umbrella just before it started to rain (it rains hard here). The gardener in viharamahadevi park (formerly Victoria park) who gave us the low down on cinnamon trees and the Buddha. ...