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Travel Blogs from Sigiriya
... the wildlife and the lake) and enjoying the incredible food. Obviously as the token white Brit abroad I fulfilled my patriotic obligation and sampled a little sunburn. Turns out we're quite close to the equator, no matter how cloudy it may be. Sri Lanka 1, Tim 0.
NB. On attempting to upload photos here, the SD card we had been using at Sigiriya contracted a virus of some sort and all the photos got deleted. Hence the lack of impressive views of killer bees.
... and visit Pidurangala instead. Best decision ever. At the base of the mountain we could find a small monastery, right next to it stairs upwards. A guide showed us the way, which after a while appeared to be a very good idea. After about half an hour of walking upwards we arrived at a small hermitage, where buddhist monks lived at the time of Kasyapa (Remember? The evil dude from before.) A few small bedrooms directly beneath a huge rock. After passing this, the stairs ...
... As we arrived back into Dambulla, it appeared we had just passed a supermarket. A supermarket? We'd last seen one of those back in the UK over 2 months ago. Curious we explored, and our tired/red limbs and lighter wallets were quickly forgotten. It's hard to explain the excitement that can be generated by a simple supermarket, but as we walked down the air-conditioned aisles, past neatly stacked bottles to fridge units containing actual cheese and meats, we both became a little ...
... and re-discovered by British archaeologist in 1898 and excavated up until 1907. Unesco declared Sigiriya a world heritage site in 1982 and I’m glad they did. What an amazing structure and piece of history.
Nuwan arranged to have a guide take us up to the top and explain the sights and history along the way. The climb was a mixture of mable steps, metal spiral steps installed by the British when the place was re-discovered to ...
... from ancient hydraulic systems. These are some of the oldest surviving gardens in Asia. There are two large moats that could be flooded is invaders decided to attack.
In 495 his brother returned from India with his army and Kassapa descended from his heavily guarded fort to engage in battle. At one stage his elephant balked at a swamp and turned aside. At this his troops thought he was retreating and broke up and ran off leaving ...
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