Kaladiya - Dambulla
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... despite being an absolute wimp and scared of heights, the climb up was vaguely enjoyable... but the views made my shaking and profuse sweating totally worthwhile. We went early, starting our ascent led by Miss Schniedau at a time which most geography teachers would be proud of. And I'm glad we did as it was boiling and absolutely packed by the time we were climbing down the rickety iron railings!
The rock itself has been made into a landscape ...
... and also bodes well if you want to try sleeping on the floor in front,
which leads to point 3….
Don’t sleep on the floor of a long haul flight
because when you start to drift off, you will get awakened by the flight
attendant to sit up as “oxygen masks won’t be able to reach you in an emergency”.
Hannah will give you more info in that since she experienced it first hand.
Always read ...
Our original plan for today was to go to Polonnaruwa, one of the Ancient Cities, and visit the ruins of Sri Lankas second capital (from 1017 to 1235 AD). Like Sigiriya though the entrance fee is pretty high, so we decided against it, considering we'd also have to get there and back.
We wanted to go to Dambulla on our way to Kandy the next day. So the plan was changed: Go ...
... It was gorgeous with Mango trees lining the walkway to the main part of the hotel. Our room was to die for! I felt like we should have been on our honeymoon or something. Too bad we were so exhausted; all any of us wanted to do was shower and get in bed! We had a perfect first adventure day in Sri Lanka. All the kids' fears of staying in this small country evaporated after seeing that like most places, the people are friendly, happy, and helpful. What a blessed ...
... hands making a shadow puppet). Making our way up there, we found the statue to be largely a big playground for the local monkey population, and the long bench in front of it holding flower offerings to be their banquet table. Impressive as the statue was, it was not the big pull for the site. That title went to the caves, dug into the hillside high above us. First we had to make our way down, and actively had to seek out where to purchase tickets for the caves, the office ...
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