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We hit the ancient city of Polo, home to some of the most important ruins of the country. We also want to make our trip as varied as possible, making sure we see what makes Sri Lanka so special in its entirety. Polo is very hot and not very developed contrary to what I thought. The old town is only very small. We are greeted by someone trying to sell us a room as soon as we get out of the bus: he is lucky; we need one and his is good value. That done we spend the day rooming around ...
... We order 1 set for 2 persons, contained 4 pcs of chicken, 2 buriyani rice, 2 cups of pepsi, 2 chilli sauce and 2 pickles for 990 Rupees. This cost us 450 Rupees/person, taste really good and delicious. There was a mini market below the KFC, so we went there to buy water and soft drink for 155 Rupees. Some Sri Lankan people always staring at us, maybe because we look different from them. Well... sometimes people said that we come from China or Japan, ...
... seen three elephants and several crocodiles, word got out that a leopard had been spotted sleeping in a tree right next to the main safari path, so we sped off in that direction. When we got there, there were dozens of other jeeps already there, which did detract somewhat from the purity of the experience, but we saw a wild leopard up close, which was pretty awesome in any case.
We saw two more leopards that morning, but both were very far away, and so we could only ...
... is meant to be a unique triangle shape, but had also forgotten to look, did get to see a photo that another person on the bus had taken, not totally sure we were in the correct position on the top of the peak either. The descent although done quicker, was probably just as hard. We had actually got into three groups by this point. Again the narrow concrete steps at the top was one of the worst bits, due to the mass off people, a lot of whom just seem to think they can ...
... archaeological museum
detailing the history and religious significance of the sights.After lunch there was another Jeep safari, this one into
Minneriya National Park, a relatively small park of grasslands and open scrub
around some lakes. Although there were monkeys and eagles and plenty of other
birds, Minneriya’s top draw is its large population of wild elephants. Unlike
elusive leopards, you can’t miss the elephants.