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After spending a wonderful week or so in Tangalle, I thought I better move in land and explore more of the country, before I became a permanent fixture at Surya Garden, which was a pleasing prospect, given how peaceful and pretty and can I make it three "p's" and say perfect, it was?! Manjula, a friend of Manuela, was available to take me for a …
... 8217;s nice too, which causes some
tooth sucking from Bernard. In fact teeth are the order of the day as we are
going to the temple of the tooth later.
First stop, though, is...another temple! Lankatilake. This
is off the beaten track and is actually up a hill but car and driver are equal
to the task. It’s also built on a granite outcrop but this one is accessible
from the high side by car. The road just stops and sheer rock takes over ...
... with the general throng up and along past the ancient relic itself along with several other shrines, but we never would have managed it without our trusty guide. He also took us into a special room where many ancient manuscripts are kept and the monks chant from these manuscripts on special occasions.
After a good look round we made our way out, past the shrine where the body of an old elephant from the procession is kept. The we had to ...
... Yes of course there is a range of people and personalities, and there are charlatans about everywhere, that's the reality of the human condition, but the number of truly good hearted souls that we have met in the last three days is simply staggering. We soon decided to head toward the entrance and meet Gayan before we stayed too long and missed the other things that he had on the agenda, and on the way we quickly had a look at the orchids (magnificent), and as we left a ...
... Beautiful palm lined avenues
A lovely teacher had a large group of teenage school kids here for an English class. He recruited western tourists to speak English with the students. I had a group who were shy at first and giggly. Of course as in most conversations with Sri Lankans the cricket was a big topic. It was lovely to see all sorts of tourists sitting in the park chatting with the kids.