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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 …
... popular with the staff and unpopular with the girls. Half way to the park we came to an abrupt stop to find a number of elephants feeding right by the roadside. As we moved off we found more. Amazing. Travelling on to the park, we paid our way in (for us and the guides - likely there was added fees and charges!!) and joined a bunch of other similar vehicles driving in pursuit of elephants. There was a lot of wildlife. We stopped under trees were a troop ...
... after we wait for 15 minutes they said the train is delayed for 30 minutes (in fact it was 1hour something), haha. When they said it’s delayed for another half an hour, Joy and I decided to go out and find food for our breakfast.
I tell you what...there is no cheap restaurant close to Mt. Lavinia Train Station, so may restaurants and one of them was the excellence restaurant from Trip Advisor but the price is sooooo crazy. Almost 20 ...
... Museum. I say museum but in reality it is the crumbling remains of a woman's house, which she has converted into a kind of photo-gallery-come-shrine to all those who perished that day. Some of the pictures were quite graphic, and the experience was very moving. Afterward, I continued along the Galle Road to the Tsunami Memorial, a giant Buddha statue situated on an island in the middle of a small lagoon. I have been told that it is okay to take photos of the Buddha statues, just ...