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... the town. It is said that the construction of the lake was opposed by a few minor local leaders at the time since their subjects were unwilling to devote labour on the project. The king had put a stop to the protests by killing those who opposed by staking them in the lake bed. Many believe that the island in the center of the lake was used as the king's personal harem. After the British invasion, the island was put to use as ammunition storage where with a ...
... got closer, there were no station announcements, so we had to watch for station signs each time we came to a stop. On arrival in Kandy, there were many tuk-tuk drivers pestering us for a ride!!! We were told before we got to Sri Lanka to watch out for the tuk-tuk drivers. Hey would try to inflate their fares. We had to ask a couple for prices before we found one that sounded OK.
Kim wanted to stay in B&B's instead of hotels. She put in a lot of work to find the ...
... from the boys. When you arrived at the boys orphanage, they would beg to get a soccer or cricket game going, but the girls would love to do nothing more than sit in the shade and gossip. But let me tell you, they can get pertty crazy when we get a good volleyball game going! On Friday, one of the girls got married. This is their best bet at a stable life. It was difficult to watch though because it was an arranged marriage. ...
... such an Internet connection for months (last time in Nairobi). We had to take this opportunity and watch some movies :) Later that evening we did indeed.
We refreshed ourselves, had a tasty lunch in one of the local restaurants and officially started our sightseeing in Kandy.
Our first steps led to the Temple of the Tooth, or Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala language). Of course, we had to pay quite a high entrance fee (RS 1,000 per person). Sri Lanka ...
... a home by the track
- huge gold statues of the Buddah
- cutest little school children with oversized green backpacks coming home from school
- amazing sunset over the hills once we got closer to Kandy
- tuks tuks waiting at level crossing, beeping their horns and flashing their lights!
We also had to get used to some of the locals staring at us whilst sat on the train... it's definitely making me feel self conscious but hoping its something I get used ...