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MONDAY This week will be spent in the very heart of Sri Lanka in a town called Habarana. It is known for it spice gardens and jungle safaris. We will be having a placement at an Ayurvedic Orthopaedic Hospital which has been run by the same family for generations. I am travelling with Micah, another Work the World student and our guide Mewan who is …
WEDNESDAY We didn't have placement today. Instead we got to go to on of the Unesco Heritage Sights of Sri Lanka - Sigiriya. It is an ancient rock formation about 350m high. There are over 2200 steps to get to the top. It has been inhabited since the 3rd century but its fortress was built by King Kassapa after he killed his father to become the king …
THURSDAY & FRIDAY This is our last day in Habarana and at our Ayurvedic placement. We spent a few hours in the morning at the hospital helping bandage hips and elbows and knees as well as preparing some of the treatment. We spent about half an hour pounding tree bark in a giant mortar and pestle!! After placement finished we returned to the spa …
... laid last year not 1700 years ago! Except we would have used cement.
On the way down I attempt to swing on a (liana) like the guide has done and fail dismally. When we arrive back at base Bernard has walked the mile we tuk tuk’d and advises we tip 1000 rupees. When we get back the guidebook says 500 max. We are doing our bit for the Sri Lankan economy. And pension funds.
Then we try to go for lunch. The tactic being half board is to eat big breakfasts and ...
TUESDAY Today we again were given a huge breakfast out under the hut - beautiful fresh fruit, mango, papaya, banana, fresh fruit juice as well as coconut pancakes!! I am not going to need to eat for a month when I get home! We then proceeded to placement at hospital again. Today the Dr showed us how they make the medicines and took us for a walk to the lake. They us all the plants and vegetation that is grown locally for their treatments and ...
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