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- Free parking
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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 …
... we eventually found out we were in the wrong terminal, at which point we were escorted away from the riff raff to our private terminal and private departure lounge to board our private plane. Turns out our scheduled flight meant we had to share the same small plane with two guys from Canada. I really could get used to this. Flight was 30 mins and we did an awesome flyby of Sigiria Rock which is a national landmark and looked amazing from the sky. We ...
... but still I prefer to use public bus. This is very very cheap, I paid 30rupees only.
I was really hungry, the food at Unawatuna and Galle was not accepted by my digestion, El
got stomache since last night till this afternoon. So I went to KFC (my lovely fried chicken in the world) hahaha. I walked and felt like an alien when everybody stares at me. I gave them my best smile and say hello. It works man, they smiled back at me. I ordered 2pc ...
... it difficult to infer any greater detail than this. The whole evening was certainly atmospheric, with dancing and drumming, ceremonial elephants and chanting pilgrims, illuminated only by the glow of the Vesak lanterns that lit up the promenade to the temple.
After an action-packed few days, I spent Sunday lounging beside the pool, missing the UK for the first time in 6 weeks, but ready to take on my final fortnight in Sri Lanka (as I write this I have about five days left).