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Today is our final day on the bikes. We start the ride from the Giritale Hotel and work our way along a river and lakes for a couple of hours. Conditions are great, sun is out and the ride is very enjoyable. From here we ride to the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. This is truly spectacular, and remains mostly untouched, with the exception of a few …
....brief interruption to blog due to tuk tuk incident. Back on track now and updating the last few days. Today we are on the road to Dambulla to visit the famous temple cave complex, before reaching our hotel on a lake. On to the tuk tuk incident. Basically it confirms my theory the white line is purely for the sake of the tourists piece of mind …
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The enticingly warm waters of the Indian Ocean that surrounds Sri Lanka is a haven for all manner of marine life. Add to that the colourful coral gardens in places such as Hikkaduwa and any enthusiastic snorkelling fan will have a whale of a time.
The waters are extremely clear and provide excellent views of colourful tropical fish. Hikkaduwa, Weligama and Kirinda are some of the best snorkelling destinations. Pigeon Island located in the ...
I have now finished my three weeks with the team in Wasgamuwa and although not what I expected it was a fantastic experience for me.
the first day there I was picked up from my hostel in Colombo at 5:30am and taken to the train station where I was to get the train to kandy at 07:00, I was in the first class carriage on my way up and sat by a window so got to enjoy the beautiful scenery travelling up from the city to 'hill country'.
... and for the protection of the females. It started with only 7 elephants who were orphaned and had all the right ideas and values - now possibly leaning towards more zoo than orphanage as many are breeding and there's about 80 elephants on site. Again, issues here humans feeding the elephants - for a fee you can feed the large elephants fruit or for a larger fee the babies a litre of milk. The amount of human contact in these cases is ...