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Travel Blogs from Hikkaduwa
There have been far too many exceptional moments during this trip to pick a favorite in any category. The Singhalese people were happy and smiling, liked Americans, respected grandmothers and helped Carmen and I in any way they could. They were eager to share their remarkable country and heritage and proud of the variety that is within this one full-of-wonders island. A picture says a thousand words so I will attach several to this ...
... damn it!
At this point we are still in denial about the damage, so when we get to another impromptu stop at the Japanese Buddhist memorial Buddha statue to appreciate it's beautifully detailed carving and serene surroundings, Anita attempts to take a few pics - aaaargh, alas not even buddha's likeness and restorative powers can bring Anita's baby back to life!
All joking aside the gift from some Japanese Buddhist monks to the people of Hikkaduwa is a moving gesture, ...
On a teardrop shaped island south of India sits a small village called Hikkaduwa, whose main export is honking noise. It sits beside a busy road between two main cities along the coast where the road brushes the beach, leaving a thin strip of jungle between the road and the sand that is striped periodically with small streams and rivers that drain the lush highlands to the ocean. This village was once a local community like the rest along this coast, and would ...
... He was so funny: I asked if I could take his photo and he totally posed for this - I think he was trying not to smile - gotta look tough for the tourists!
Cuvée Alexis Lichine
This bottle of wine had my name on it - literally! Oh yes, that's right, there is a company in France called ...
... and moved their luggage aside so we could put our bags down and one of us could sit.
In the 70's Hikkaduwa was Sri Lanka’s original hippie hangout, but four decades later it represents the worst aspects of the unconstrained development that has ravaged the western coastline. On arrival we were effusively greeted by a local, as expected he was a conniving and particularly persistent tuk-tuk driver and it took all of our charm and humanity to get rid of ...
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