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... going to temples etc... The temples and stupas visited today also required the removal of hats... In colder temperatures, removing shoes and hats is no biggy... With temperatures in the mid 30's and humidity 85%...Kind of a big deal after the 4th temple/ stupa visit. Around 5 hours of treading over scorching, sun exposed surfaces with no shade or reprieve, had my feet (and the rest of the groups feet) in a world of searing pain. Is this how one trains for walking on hot coals? ...
We drove to Anuradhapura and visited the archaeological ruins there. Anuradhapura is an ancient city, located at a distance of 206 km from Colombo. The city is in northern Sri Lanka and is the capital of North-Central province. Anuradhapura was established in 4th century BC. It was the first capital of Sri Lanka and remained so until 8th century AD. Anuradhapura is an archaeologist's delight and contains several monuments of historical importance. The city ...
... no lies, no hidden costs" is what he said. There were, but we found out. We mentioned the rates for Luxman's to him, I acted dumb, but he knew we knew, and it was kind of awkward in the car after that and I could see he was a little ashamed and also a little annoyed that he was going to have to pay for it out of his pocket.
When we got dropped back in Kandy, he didn't get a tip and I think all involved would agree one wasn't deserved.
... Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and some Hindu, plus little minority bits like 7 th day Adventists etc. Depending on what regions you are travelling,the language and the greetings are either Sinhalese or Tamil. Sinhalese are mainly Buddhist, whereas Tamils are Hindu, maybe Buddhist and many have converted to Christianity, but it seems to actually blend in a mainly harmonious and respectful way and everyone knows each other's religious history which ...
... in English and very intelligent. He wanted to take me around the sights for free. I naturally refused, and he asked if he could walk with me and explain about Buddhism. I told him sure, and so started a great partnership. He wanted to talk, and talk he did, about the commercialism of his faith (Buddhism) the different sects evolving, the government corruption, the corruption in the temples, of greed, violence and assault. He bore his soul and inner ...