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... in Sri Lanka
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 ...
Packed and had an early breakfast accompanied by 5 Palm squirrels. Had the full breakfast before settling our account. Our driver arrived at 8am and turned out to be pretty straight. Good English speaker and keen to point out all the points of interest along the route, without talking us to kickback gem merchants or temples. The van was a little underpowered and struggled on some of the hills and overtaking manoeuvres, but it was comfortable; until the ...
... always be careful to dodge elbows and bags in your face. Also a lot of people with disabilities tend to beg in buses, exposing their missing limb in your face, sometimes with a note explaining what happened to them and then passing by once or twice more to collect a donation. They are also the singers that make an attempt at it and try to earn a wage that way. Locals are very chatty in this country, and many times I stroke a conversation with my neighbour, learning a lot ...
... there were 3 guys coming to us on that Train. One came and left, another one will do the same. One of them said that he lives in German but now he is on Holiday, he even didn’t sound like he speaks German. He asked us to go somewhere else instead of going to Galle. This scam is very common on the train from Colombo to Galle, so you must be very careful. Just act like you know how to get to Galle and where are you going in Galle.
... the painting on the rock ceiling.
He asked if he could climb up with us, and we agreed thinking it was just for the company but soon realized he was also coming as a guide.
We climbed up stone stairs to ruins of rooms that used to be used for meditating.I thought that was impressive enough, and then rounded the corner to see a huge reclining Buddha carved out under a rock overhang.
I didn't know the Buddha was going to be there, ...