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... religion. It really is impressive.
We biked on to Ruwanamweli Dagoba next - built following an ancient war in sri lanka, to show the leaders remorse for killing so many people. It is the oldest stupa in Sri Lanka and is 295ft tall and 298ft wide. The outside of the dagoba is guarded by 338 stucco elephants (better explained by photos) again it was really amazing to see - but lots of cheeeeeky monkeys were about who wanted our bags! Also, as you can't wear shoes around the ...
After leaving my rat infested lodgings in Colombo I caught the train to Anuradhapura. What a great trip. The trains are clean, the people are friendly and there are plenty of people selling food such as fruit, peanuts, samosas and little corn and chili bites. All very tasty as we trundle through the amazing countryside of Sri Lanka. The landscape is incredibly green and there is water everywhere. A lot of these are man made reservoirs or 'tanks' some of which ...
... I climbed is called Aradhana Gala which means Invitation Rock where it is said that Mahinda preached his first sermon.
We then headed to the ancient city of Anuradhapura built in the 3rd Century BC and it was the capital for the Sinhalese people for over 1000 years. By now the rain had stopped and we were able to view the sights, much of which is now ruins, in relative comfort. There are still some magnificent old temples and dagobas to ...
... sweets and one monkey had his mouth full of chocolate balls which were bulging out the side of its little cheek ! We quickly moved away with a trail of monkeys running after us wanting another sugar hit!
The descent was fine and soon we were back on the ground and headed for the exit, we were informed the buses were no longer running so we took a tuk tuk all the way back to Habarana ( about 15km cost was 800 rupees – about £4.00 !) Exhausted and very hot ...
... They are planning more rooms and a pool to be completed by April this year. It's a great little place and the service was excellent as was the food.
We borrowed 2 push bikes from them, free of charge, and off we went to find an ATM, the nearest was 6KM away in the town. The roads were quiet and flat so perfect for cycling. ( Which I hadn't done for many, many years !) My bike was pink with a basket, Martin insisted on calling me Doris- not sure if it ...
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