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Yesterday we spent the day in Kataragama. Kataragama is a spiritual pilgrimage for many Sri Lankans regardless of faith. For 2 weeks people will travel to get here to celebrate, dance, and practice their faith. Festivals, music and prayer can be heard from sun up to well past sundown. The celebrations happen each night where the streets come alive with vendors selling food, fruits or small arrangements of flowers, food and fruit to purchase and ...
... with a reputedly good company here, so hope it will be OK. Going to be a long tedious day and hopefully we won't be held up with any landslips. Are flying back on Tuesday though, unfortunately couldn't fly there as flights only once a week to Bumthang. Bumthang is apparently lovely, little Switzerland they call it, with 4 valleys, so planning on doing some good day walks.
So I had better go and get myself organised.
... the opportunity to visit an international sports venue was too much to resist. Cricket is as important in Sri Lanka as it is in India and this ground has a special place in the hearts of supporters of the great game as it was totally destroyed by the dreadful tsunami of 2004.
It since been restored and is being used again for test matches seeing many famous cricketing feats performed by the great and good of the game. Whilst we wandered unchallenged about ...
... flattened. 10000 died. Last night a restaurant owner showed us his tsunami clippings folder and it made for harrowing viewing, all these places we have been visiting, completely under water. Including the cricket pitch. Galle has recovered but the memory obviously lingers on in the forefront of memories.
Speaking of transport, that's a third notable thing, though of Sri Lanka in general. Fares are stupidly cheap. We paid 70p for a ...
As we made our way down the rickety badly kept road to Talalla Retreat, our misgivings rose. It looked like the middle of nowhere. It turns out we have come across a piece of heaven in this chaotic country. Two ground level rooms, a lovely pool , lots of buffet food and a gorgeous beach. We're tired and a little unwell with colds so this looks like a heavenly break. we have a ball, the ...