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... wel duizend mannen met zwepen, brandende hoepels, zwaarden, trommels en andere attributen springen en dansen tussen de verklede en beschilderde olifanten. Het eerste deel is de Boeddhistische processie waarin de tand van Boeddha de stad rondgedragen wordt en de mensen dansen en trommelen voor regen. Daarna is er nog de Hindu processie en nog 2 andere. Sri Lankan sounds a little like the babbling you hear during auctions when people speak too fast! The waiting lasts ...
Luckily we have the weekends off so this Saturday we were touring the ancient city of Kandy! We left Colombo around 6am with our first stop being millennium elephant hospital. This hospital runs a tourism business that then allows for them to provide health services for elephants throughout the region. So for 2000 rupees (which is steep for Sri Lanka!) but converts to about $16, I was able to ride an elephant! It was a little scary at first ...
We went back-and-forth on the issue for maybe ten kilometres. Finally, he turned his head, smiled and said, "Okay, we go to beach."
It wasn't much of an argument, but I did manage to get a decent adrenalin buzz.
We leave Sri Lanka in two days. The people and their country are magnificent. I only wish we'd have come five years ago, before the European horde arrived.
... visiting the other shrines we made our way to the National Cultural Centre to watch the traditional Kandyan dancing. The show consisted a number of Sri Lankan dances in colourful costumes including elaborate masks representing various animals and gods. Culminating with the 'Power or the fire' ceremony which included swallowing flames and walking barefoot over hot coals, intense!
The next day we set off early in our tuk tuk for the Kandy tour starting with ...
... Lankan curry buffet (chicken, fish, shall, red rice, pumpkin, beans and coconut) at Amanda Hills Hotel for £6 each to a more western affair at Hotel Suisse of swordfish, pasta, prawn and Papaya salads followed by decadent chocolate mousse- all enjoyed in the colonial regency dining room.
Kandy wasan interesting place, glad we explored around there and great to use as a base for getting around the cultural triangle.