Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Polonnaruwa

Lake Fish Lessons

A travel blog entry by deetour


... to worry about. We jump in and out of the bus and public transport, so it's a very comfortable journey.

There are also dogs everywhere but they are so stuffed by the heat,they just lie around. They are quite docile and only one racist dog at a temple tried to take a chunk out of Scott and then I and none of the locals, so the stray dogs could be a real stress but they are heat stuffed, gentle old things and they all look like dingoes.


Good Vibrations

A travel blog entry by tobyhb


... smaller minority (around 25%) are of Tamil descent, and tend usually to believe in Hinduism. English is also spoken in a professional context, and Sri Lankans are required to write CVs and conduct job interviews in English. I have not quite discerned the reason for this, and it may be linked to Sri Lanka's colonial past, whilst it was under British rule and known as Ceylon. However, from speaking to Sri Lankan people it seems as though the answer is probably more ...

Camp Anawanna

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... store. The grocery store lacked a refrigerated section, though, so bran crackers and ginger snaps seemed like the next-best picnic option. (The modern city of Polonnaruwa does have a lot more development, but it is 4 kilometers away from where the tourists are/go--another example of this "Cultural Triangle" region of Sri Lanka not having developed a strong tourism infrastructure yet. We saw no restaurants in town, either. It seems you really aren't expected ...

A big rock

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley


... They were impressive - still very colourful despite being nearly 1,500 years old. Back down the spiral staircase and along the mirror wall. Apparently along here there is some very very old graffiti (of thousands of years old!) unfortunately I couldn't spot it. All I could see was the pretty strata of the rock Up a bit more and we were greeted with the lion's gate. All that is left now are the large claws at the foot of a staircase leading upwards. There ...

Exploring Pollonaruwa

A travel blog entry by lucifrost


... many of (see pic) and which I thought was an ant hill but is actually a snake nest. Apparently there are 32 deaths each year from snake bites in sri Lanka, because they have cobras and vipers among many others. Of course being Buddhists, they don't harm of disturb the snakes and just let them roam freely round these tourists attractions. Luckily for us they are nocturnal, though he wanted to show us one (our guide was ex-army and had lived in the jungle for 10 years…. ...


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