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... also a chance to see more ancient architecture. A very impressive site indeed.
After Sigiriya, we hopped back in our vehicle, and headed to the cultural city of Kandy for our layover. We were looking forward to it, as the temperature at Sigiriya was a cool 37 C. Yikes! We were to just have a brief layover in Kandy however, as our schedule was tight, and other stops had intrigued us more.
Till the next adventure!
Lucky picked us up at 9am in a huge shiny black van. We were heading to the ancient cities 143kms N/E of Negombo and estimated to take 4hrs. The roads were surprisingly good and for the best part of the drive, they were better than many on England's lanes. Despite this, we only averaged about 50kms-60km p/h as the speed limit is only 70kms, cars are slow, pull out in front of each other without warning and the roads are generally too ...
... and hoppers served us all well after our rigorous bike riding activity! Dambulla - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/561 Our archeological exploring was now to take on new heights, literally! We whipped across to Dambulla by public bus to explore the Dambulla cave temples. It was also Election Day in Sri Lanka so intermittently the normal sounds of day to day life were punctuated by the blasts of firecrackers to mark the importance of the day. Our guide told us that he hoped ...
... positioned right in the middle of all sorts of impressive wildlife. On the first evening we went Loris spotting in the pitch black junglesque canopies, trying to get a glimpse of the tiny little primates. A touch spooky at times I must admit as you knew you weren't alone in there. The next day was the big one as we got up early to catch the hairy little fellas as they woke up from their sleeping ...
... would have happily scarpered after the first if we hadn't. The accommodation itself was very nice and comfortable but Colombo is mostly a grimy dump with very few redeeming features. The most pleasant experience there was the first night, when, still shattered from the night flight, we walked along a very busy road called Galle Road to a large green right on the coast where people gather to watch the quite spectacular sunset. In true ...