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Tropical gardens, magic pool
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An hour and a half and we're at the first Sri Lankan city of Anaradhupurra - dating 1BC - 3C AD - big Dagoba - moonstone and guardstone - now biggest Dagoba - holiday and busy - hot on feet Anaradhupurra Jaffna From Anaradhupurra to Jaffna we expect to take 4 hours For the 196kms. The road is good and not many towns. We see the new rail line which …
... 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 ...
... 4 in each foot). The most typical postures / positions are the following:
- Buddha meditating
- Buddha resting
- Buddha passing away (nirvana)
- Buddha saying “no argument” / “the end of discussion”
- Buddha giving his blessing
... 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 ...