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We seem to be spending a lot of time in buses so we slow down in Kandy for two nights' stay instead of just one. Kandy is famous nationwide for its festival held 10 days before the full moon of the month of August, which we just passed. I am sort of glad we didn’t arrive here in the middle of it as it would have been very hard to find accommodation, and the rooms left would have been outrageous. I always think it is best to leave the local festivals for the ...
Gardens a few miles south of town. They are quite large and impressive in terms
of local and worldwide plants. We also did an obligatory stop at a gem cutting
plant with a large jewelry showroom. Sri Lanka is one of the world’s biggest
sources of gemstones – rubies, topaz, amethyst, and whole bunch of others – and
mining and repparing of gems constitutes one of the country’s major industries.
... screen; aren’t these our greatest enemies? I think on this as we cross through the jungles, wondering if I wouldn’t be better off in some prestigious place logging away countless months into the attainment of a more admirable image of self. With eyes closed, I think of what I could be, of what I am, of the reality portrayed in these fleeting moments abroad compared to their romantic depiction. Is this real? Am I finding some immeasurable place of worth ...
... has five traditional instruments, usually played three times, during the service at the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic.
- Pooja dance. A dance paying homage to the deities and the guru (Dance Teacher).
- Panteru natum. The name of the dance is derived from the instruments used, Pantheru, which is a close akin to the tambourine. The rhythm is provided by the accompanying drums.
- Cobra dance. Depicts the movements of a ...
and hello beach! after three weeks at MEF working with elephants it was time to leave. i will miss rani, the other elphants, my favourite ice cream bought in the local shop across the street, the smiling gard at the dung paper factory, all the funny guides, the other volunteers, the kids i've been teaching, milkshake, the rest of the dogs and much more. also had a couple of truly magical moments while walking by the elephant beds in the ...