Kaladiya - Dambulla
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... too. Only another group of tourists and us.
And then yet another temple in a cave, less tourists, and almost as beautiful as Dambulla.
And still a beautiful big Hindu temple, before getting to Kandy.
Finally, we arrived to Kandy hotel, and still had time for a short and deserved bath at the swimming pool by the river.
... Astonishingly, as confirmation of my earlier thoughts, we watched in amazement as hardened men wearing flip flops passed us carrying bags of cement on their heads. Some were even carrying bags of stones, which would be used as ballast. The heat of the day was rising and I was envious of their ability, though not of their job.
There was only one reward fitting of such a trek, and that was a boozy breakfast, the king of breakfasts. The Whatsala Inn was the perfect setting and ...
... had to transfer after 2 1/2 hours). Secondly, I had a good book to read, and I'm also exhausted, so this was a chance to sleep. On the downside, the roads were so rutted that my book flew out of my hands at one point, and also I had to share a seat with a prisoner in handcuffs for a few hours (this wasn't Matt, if you're wondering). But hey! What good is travel if you don't suffer a bit?
We arrived at our charming, not-dumpy ...
Day 4: This was our day to drive back to Colombo to board the Voyager.
On the way to the ship we visited Dambulla Rock Temple and the Dambulla
Caves. This turned out to be one of our two favorite sites, however, the day turned into a nightmare as our guide took us far out of our way to visit a spice garden which got us to the ship after 9 pm! Boy, was everyone angry!!!
We arrived in Dambulla in the rain and climbed the 600 or so steps ...
... final activity on our tour of the cultural triangle was to climb Pidurangala rock, a slightly smaller rock neighboring the famous Sigiriya Rock. The climb was a steep one, and we hired a local guide to show us the way. Since this rock is less climbed, the path is slightly harder to follow! Our guide also acted as a snake spotter, and we saw two on the way. The view from the top was spectacular, and as an added bonus we got Sigiriya in our photographs. Bob Marley drove us here in ...
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