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Travel Blogs from Galle
... before, this is a Buddhist thing that I learned many years ago in Nepal. I fully understand that this is not a religious site, indeed it is apparently 80% Muslim, but I just have a natural inclination now to go that way. It is odd as that formed no part of my religious instruction in the Christian church (which I no longer subscribe to) and certainly was not a cultural thing where I grew up, but I still do it. Indeed, in Sri Lanka, I have noticed local people walking happily ...
... the Dutch took over in the 17th century and are primarily responsible for the fort and city as it looks today. The fort area is filled with remarkably well-preserved colonial architecture crammed into its lanes and alleys, the smell of abundant spices mixed with the salt spray of the Indian Ocean and the sounds of schoolchildren playing cricket in the wide fields beneath the walls. It sounds cliched, but the World Heritage Site fort really was a feast for the ...
... boat but it was choppy and very windy and Lisa started freaking out and wrapping herself up in life jackets so we had to head back in. Quickest £15 that kid had probably made. Decided to walk to a 'secluded' jungle beach which involved a relatively strenuous walk up and over a nearby peninsula. More effort than we had in mind and the tiny beach was full of invading Russians. We were a bit earlier than we ...
... at our hotel in Unawatuna) and hailed a tuk tuk. Asking him to take us to the colonial old city, old buildings the driver set off intently at speed to triumphantly attempt to deposit us in front of a supermarket. Our first example of lost in translation- only 2 weeks into the trip, not bad. Our second attempt at explaining took us back to the Fort which we'd already seen. Our third led our ...
... br> We continued on and saw some fellows fishing on a lake, they had a net set around their boat and were smashing the water with a rock on a rope to frighten the fish into the net. goodness knows if they caught anything, didnt look like they were to us.
Keeping my eye out for birds as usual I was finally rewarded for all my efforts and saw a great big flock of flamingos. they were just in a little lagoon ...
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