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Today was the first day of real adventures on the tour. After breakfast stop number one was at the local fish market in Negombo. It was quite a site (and smell) to see. After the fish market we stopped at a beautiful and colourful Hindu temple. Then we made it to the main attraction ...
... of the day, I felt I deserved to be waited on but, alas, I was expected to contribute to the cooking of five different curries, a salad and red rice! Enough already. It was great to learn a few new recipes, but in the end I was too tired to truly enjoy.
Now I lay here, pain pulsing through my tired legs, feet and backside, wondering what adventures the new day will bring.... (if I ever walk again) Can't upload photos so stay ...
Another two bus rides. Back to Dambulla from Sigiriya, and then Dambulla to Anuradhapura. Both rides good and with a seat!!! The change was easy although it's always a concern when you have to catch a bus on the side of the road rather than from a bus terminal. The locals are really helpful though and flag the right bus down for you (well so far).
Anuradhapura about another 60 km north. The old capital, although there have been a few. The ruins ...
... not overly busy and it felt like we had most of the place to ourselves which probably added to the experience.
The ruins themselves were in great condition considering their age, some better than others of course. It was reminiscent of Cambodia’s Siam Reap temples, nowhere as spectacular, but similar ancientness and the similar crumbling ancient ruins surrounded by nice greenery.
There was a plethora of monkeys around, ...
... right along the way wanted to help me, and again I managed to leap on the only air conditioned bus that would leave that hour just as it was pulling out of the bus station. Some things never change eh, late as always (as I'm sure any River Island employee can confirm). Four hours, six iPod albums, and one litre of water later, I arrived in Anuradhapura, with half an hour to spare before the sun set. I got a tuk tuk a mile down the road, and it transpired that ...