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... posted at the entrance to stop
tourists from getting to enthusiastic and touching the pictures. Here our guide
stopped once again to explain the history, his attempts to share the tale with
us were appreciated but the man had a tendency to speak for longer than was
Reaching the Lions feet, two impressive sculptures carved out
of the stone into the shape of paws, we were almost there. The metal stairs
gingerly attached to the side of the ...
... Astonishingly, as confirmation of my earlier thoughts, we watched in amazement as hardened men wearing flip flops passed us carrying bags of cement on their heads. Some were even carrying bags of stones, which would be used as ballast. The heat of the day was rising and I was envious of their ability, though not of their job.
There was only one reward fitting of such a trek, and that was a boozy breakfast, the king of breakfasts. The Whatsala Inn was the perfect setting and ...
... 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!
... life, shave their hair, wear the rust colored robes and sandals and carry a begging jar. They devote their lives to prayer and meditation, so they subsist by knocking on a door and receiving donations of food. They perform ceremonies and participate in rituals.
Sri Lanka has hospitals and medical centers, of course, but many also believe in herbal medicine. Vips, our driver/guide, explained that many people believe in the ...
... s is the Sri Maha Bodi Tree (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaya_Sr i_Maha_Bodhi). Anuradhapura has importance with Buddhists as it is thought that the city grew around the site where a cutting from the Bodhi tree (under which Buddha gained enlightenment) in the third century BC was brought to Sri Lanka. This tree has been tendered to for 2000 years and is now huge with wooden sticks supporting many of the more delicate branches. All these sites are very special in ...