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On the road early, we travelled through villages spread along the road. It felt very rural despite the constant line of houses or businesses close to the road because of dense trees and foliage surrounding us. The morning tea break was spent beside a peaceful lake. We saw a bride, dressed beautifully in red, and groom at their homecoming ceremony. …
... visible. We spent a whole day here clambering through the monastic libraries, temples and kitchens formulating theories for what this or that bit did, piecing back together in our minds what each building might have looked like. Many of the most beloved Buddhist temples at Anuradhapura have remained in use and as the sun set on our first day we stumbled across a procession of hundreds of devotees, all dressed in white and chanting "sati, sati, saaaa". As they processed towards ...
... had found some bikes for us. He said that there were no bikes available because there were too many tourists in the town. He recommended me to hire a tuk-tuk. I tried to explain to him that we wanted to do some exercises but he apparently didnīt understand. It was obvious that he was too lazy to look for two more bikes (he already got two for that Dutch couple). Later Gonzalo asked him if there was a place where we could rent a bike and he instructed his tuk-tuk driver ...
... a garden, nice people, we struck lucky again. This room has air conditioning, turned it on full bore. Checked out the town, not much there and returned to the hotel for supper and a beer. The temples and sites are spread over a huge area. Hire two bikes and have a great cycle. Many of the temples and excavations are free. Decide not to pay ...
... more omen-ish that I should not be going to Trinco.
Despite the bumps, the views were spectacular. National parks with lakes. Farmland with cows. Everywhere green. We passed villages. One was only for Muslims. That was . . . clear.
What seemed like hours later and after a few stops for directions, we arrived at the Aqua Hotel.
I was apprehensive when I got out of the tuktuk.
But when I made my way to the bar to get my room, I fell in ...
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