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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 …
... up and the stars shine bright.
Joy and I decided to go back to our Guest House, El stayed to watch Fifa World Cup 2014. I took shower and browsing little bit about Sri Lanka. We were planning to visit Marissa beach tomorrow morning, we agreed. But then it changed because we had no time, I should go back to Colombo on Saturday afternoon because I have to catch my flight on Sunday morning. I
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... was both surreal and amazing in equal measure, and it really did feel as though we were receiving the VIP treatment. As we reached the promenade, all you could see were smiling faces with palms pressed together in welcome. When we entered the building itself we were handed exotic looking masks and ushered into the main auditorium, a plush and pristine complex, the likes of which I didn't know existed in Sri Lanka!
As delegates from all over the world ...
... us. They run up to us in the street to greet us, ask us all sorts of questions about ourselves, and generally welcome us to their country with open arms. For a country with such an uneasy past, the people here seem to have a genuine optimism and resilience.
Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. The majority of people, particularly in Colombo and the south of the island, are Singhalese, predominantly Buddhist, and speak the language of ...