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... purple silk liner from Harry that I cocooned myself in and hoped for the best.
Sigirya itself is stunning. There is a line of treetops and brown dusty soil for miles, and then emerging out of the horizon is a massive rock/terra filling your entire view. And yes, we were going to climb that. Both at sunrise and sunset to see the rock against the sky as the sun, moon, and stars changed positions, God painted an ever-changing sky behind it. You couldn't help but ...
... not take us to see them all.
On the way back to our hotel, Manoj arranged for us to have a Sri Lankan massage which Tim loved. I would have been happy with a mojito in the pool but I'm sure my scalp will be nourished from all the oil that was dripped into it.
We didn't return to the hotel until 7pm, so after dinner and a couple of beers we were ready for bed!
We have another huge day on Monday here in the cultural triangle of Sri ...
... from it. They gave chase to this monkey but he was only a decoy. The rest of the troupe then decended on the unaccompanied bag and took everything else including the bag.
Surrounding the rock are the remains of the Royal Gardens – water gardens. Quite extensive and were OK for a wander around.
Then it was a walk to Pidurangala cave and rock temple. Also a royal place of worship ...
... back to the hotel, past the lake, it's 6:35pm and the sun is setting over this great body of water... At the risk of sounding like a complete Aussie bogan, I thought, "f*ck, this is beautiful". Then I see the locals are still bathing... but only the silhouettes are visible for now. I passed one guy sitting on a rock, brushing his teeth wearing a scrap of material around his waist... He says, "hello, how are you?"... I look to the ground, pick up ...
... I walked around and ate some kottu for lunch which was really nice and the cheapest I'd had in Sri Lanka. I went back to my hostel and got talking to some Austrians, Germans and Dutch. We all went to a bar that overlooked kandy and played pool until midnight. Kandy is pretty conservative and has no nightlife... It was even hard to find a tuk ...