Galway Miridiya Lodge
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... in the hotel pool and I was blinded for 5 minutes after. Not sure what kind of chemicals they put in the water here... Too cool to pool, I headed for a shower... So, my physical state... I had burnt my eyes in the chlorinated pool water, my feet on a third of Sri Lankas holy land and my scalp where my hair was parted due to high temps and the hat restrictions at the places of worship... Oh, and my burnt bottom from beaching yesterday. It was a big day! A very big, stupa filled, ...
This 4th Century AD statue of the Buddha in meditative pose is a world famous Buddha statue and acknowledged as a masterpiece.
It is a picturesque rock temple built in the 3rd century BC. The beautiful stone sculptures seen at the temple are considered the most beautiful works of art in Anuradhapura.
Thirteen kilometers from Anuradhapura is the sacred mountain of Mihintale, the site of ...
... phone, gesturing for me to pose with them. I then asked if I too could get a picture, more out of confusion about what was going on than anything. Throughout my time there, a lot of children kept staring and giggling at me, pretending to walk off then hiding round corners to get a better look. I now know what it feels like for animals at a zoo. After a quick trip to the train station to book my tickets to Negombo on Friday, I took a cheap lunch at a chain ...
... to see the giant Jac fruit trees etc and the neighbours all came out to check out the tourists. He was so proud of having us in his home, it was very humbling. We got the traditional betel leaf welcome and we met his wife, mother in law and 3 children. For sweets we had curd and wild honey, a luxury.
We got back to the hotel about 10.30pm (every day is a 12 - 16 hour day) and had to be up at 6am to catch the local bus to Dambulla.
... it for another time and place. I climbed the "meditation rock" which was a challenge as you have to do it barefoot (its scorching million degrees of hot rock) in a skirt with small notches for your feet. But as expected the view was stunning, I was alone minus a pesky monkey who stole my samosa! My last few days in sri lanka have been nothing like I expected, in a good way. The reality that this adventure is coming to an end is setting in with an uneasy comfort. ...