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Today we had a slow relaxed morning before heading off to explore more of Galle. After a very windy walk along the fort wall & seeing the Galle cricket stadium, we had a mosey in some of the local shops including a tea shop where they had so many flavours of tea - vanilla & chocolate particularly stood out.
Today we checked out of Ganesh Gardens after 2 good nights - shame about the rain but we still had a good time!
A tuk tuk drove us to Tangalle bus station where we got yet another bus heading to Galle. 3hrs of dodging tuk tuks, cyclists and any other slight obstacle and we arrived in a scorching Galle. The sun was shining! Woo!
... permanently. It was a small operation, with dedicated staff. They (like Karu) were also still rebuilding after the Tsunami which destroyed everything and killing many staff. The guy who took me around suggested that if I could return at sunset, then I could help with the release the turtles - great.
After this visit we were due to visit the Mangrove swamps for a boat trip, but Karu felt it was too early in the day. So he suggested a visit to a ...
... with monks in them.
I have been to a few temples which are beautiful. I was surprised to see how young some of the monks were, around 13 years old and younger. At that age in England they would probably be out drinking cheap cider with their friends in the park and engaging in underage sex but here they lead a beautiful life of serenity, meditation, relaxation and free food.
The NGO I volunteer for have kindly lent me a bicycle. So in the evenings I like to ...
... out on the tour. No wonder they are so familiar with each other and have such a great sense of camaraderie.
First stop this morning was the multi-religious place of worship that has made Kataragama famous. This town in regarded as a pilgrimage town that is sacred to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and the indigenous Vedda people.
Kataragama - is one of the few places in Sri Lanka which is worshipped by most of the popular ...
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Clean, reasonably priced, friendly, great location
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