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TravelPod Member ReviewsHeritage Hotel Anuradhapura
Tropical gardens, magic pool
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... comfortable seats for the fairly bumpy ride to Anuradhapura.
The view was stunning, and peacocks are native here!
So you're looking over a field full of cows and brush, and all of a sudden you see a glimmer of metallic blue and it's a peacock.
It's the craziest thing.
It feels really magical, like seeing a unicorn.
About an hour from our destination, it started to ...
... noodles (veggie, egg or chicken). Step by step I´m converting into a vegetarian :)
Ok…so where did I finish? Oh, so we took a local bus from Dambulla to Sigiriya. The journey lasted more than one hour in spite of the fact that it was only 20 km. The bus was obviously stopping every 3 minutes to have somebody get on or get off. We had no doubts about being in the correct bus since it was full of foreigners. On the way to Sigiriya we also met a nice Spanish couple that ...
... in the second class which was acceptable. Very simple seats (two and two facing each other), old fan, open windows, rather dirty. However, it was only 4-hour ride so we figured that we would be fine. We were indeed :) When we got hungry we stopped one of the guys who were passing through the carriages every 10 minutes and offering snacks and drinks.
We arrived in Anuradhapura at 20.00. Unfortunately we forgot to get off the train in the New Station so we ...
... off we go! We soon see a pair of fairly young males and then go off in search of the herd. We find the herd of about 20 Elephants comprising a number of large females and lots of younger elephants including 3 very young babies.
It took us ages to find the hotel! We asked tuctuc drivers and eventually whilst talking to the third tuctuc driver a local English speaking man came and offered his ...
... and settled to 2500 and he said no. He said there would be no more buses. I walked away. Another driver asked where I needed to go and how much. Trinco – 2k I said. He agreed but the confessed that they guy that could take me didn’t have a license so the deal was off.
I walked a bit further down the street under the critical stares of those at this bus stop. When I asked another driver, he shook his head and pointed to the bus stop. ...