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... and eating farmers crops, but they have learnt to rip down trees and drop them on the fences so they earth! The highways up there are great because they are only 2 years old post war & they are now trying to advance the area as they have been in a 30 year time warp.
The first night, we went into town to a cafe that makes hoppers etc and we had a ball. The locals thought we were pretty funny and useless and I am definitely going ...
... it for another time and place. I climbed the "meditation rock" which was a challenge as you have to do it barefoot (its scorching million degrees of hot rock) in a skirt with small notches for your feet. But as expected the view was stunning, I was alone minus a pesky monkey who stole my samosa! My last few days in sri lanka have been nothing like I expected, in a good way. The reality that this adventure is coming to an end is setting in with an uneasy comfort. ...
... who form the majority ethnic group in Sri Lanka), dating back to the 4th century BC. It was continuously the capital until the 11th century AD, and a gigantic and magnificent city evolved during that time, with one of the most technologically advanced irrigation systems in the world. A modern city exists just outside the ruins, and Sri Lankans continue to this day to use many of the temples and holy places inside the ruins.
We were struck by how un-touristy ...
... from a branch of the very Bodhi Tree in Buddhagaya, India, beneath which the Buddha found Enlightenment. It was brought to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century B.C. Throughout the centuries the Sri Maha Bodhi has been worshiped by Buddhists in all over the world. Today it is looked upon as a national treasure by botanists.
We were so happy to be there on Poya day. Thus, we managed to observe crowds of men, women and kids, all dressed in a white color ...
... the definition of geek, they were both pleasant to talk to and exchange conversation with. That is all I really need at night; just someone to spend dinner together so I don’t feel so isolated.
The next morning, I had breakfast and a tuktuk was ordered for me. He took me to all the famous sites of the city; more ruins, more temples, and more street pups. I didn’t feel like seeing more of a specific kind of ruins, so we got done 2 ...
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