Travel Blogs from Colombo
This blog: Waves and wild life in the surfing town Arugam Bay. Exploring the Hill country with hikes around Ella, Adams Peak the highest point in Sri Lanka, giant bats in Kandy and tea field trekking. Great train rides. Exploring Ancient Anuradhapura by bicycle and seeing the world's oldest tree. Diving and spending some time in a hammock in chilled out Trincomalee. Food in Sri Lanka. Prices and accommodation at the bottom.
After a couple of dry months traveling in ...
... I almost fail to notice a family walking past with a brand new washing machine...
After waiting around for literally hours, we finally get into a minibus and make our way to Colombo to the homestays in which we'll be living. This is my first taste of the Sri Lankan road, and one immediate thing I have learnt is that road safety isn't really a thing here. Seatbelts are non-existent, there are barely any traffic lights, and ...
... lined streets
and the city's largest park where one can see a replica of the White
of the fort is the pungent Pettah bazaar district. Once inside the
market, the colors, odors and the crowd put me in the oriental mood.
It was a bustling scene. You can find just about anything from
shoes, luggage, saris, DVD's, copy watches, electronics, clothing,
and what appeared to be tin junk. Meanwhile, trucks, cars ...
... temple took us to see elephants! It was really fun we got to ride elephants and give them a scrub down, then the elephants gave us a shower with their trunks!
It was a nice experience if not a bit awkward when we was offering to massage us as he was a herbal doctor of sorts and a professional masseuese, the massage was fine after we clarified that everything was legitimate!
The next day we went back to main Kandy and met up with some ...
... part with money, which is only a small sum anyway, because the second image shows you the Museum. That is it. There are a few small displays, signed in English and I have constructed a travelogue to show you just about everything on offer. I had asked if photography was allowed and the young lady seemed unsure and had to consult with the man in the office before permitting it.
I looked out the back and had seen acouple of pieces of rolling stock ...