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... jar. They devote their lives to prayer and mediation so they subsist by knocking on a door and receiving donations of food. They perform ceremonies and participate in rituals.
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... all of which were a further climb. The first was the most frightening! Imagine a large lump of rock with steep steps carved into the side with a very low-key hand rail for stabilisation on the way up. There is no doubt about it, this is a hairy climb but worth the amazing views of the picturesque landscape of lakes, forest and Dagoba spikes. In fact this would never be open in the UK for health and safety reasons! The second and third climbs take you to the Mahaseya ...
... left very early the following morning with Sampath who was one of the drivers for SLWCS, he took Ravi to the airport and Chinthaka home for a week off leaving me with Chandimaas the one remaining member of the team fluent in English and Siriya, Sarath, Dinu, Supun and Leela who can all communicate enough to get by; Leela is the fantastic cook at the fieldhouse and for the next three weeks would ensure I was well fed for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.
... she made us feel welcome straight away with glasses of freshly squeezed Mango and Pineapple juice. She then offered to cook my new favourite food for us that evening and invited us to join her in her kitchen to see how it is made. We had a quick tour of her garden, where the majority of the ingredients are grown, including curry leaves, mangos & coconuts, and all sorts of other stuff we have never heard of, also monkeys stealing the fruit, ...
... always be careful to dodge elbows and bags in your face. Also a lot of people with disabilities tend to beg in buses, exposing their missing limb in your face, sometimes with a note explaining what happened to them and then passing by once or twice more to collect a donation. They are also the singers that make an attempt at it and try to earn a wage that way. Locals are very chatty in this country, and many times I stroke a conversation with my neighbour, learning a lot ...