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... the four great religions in the world and the people living peacefully. I am staying at the Windsor Hotel and across the road from my hotel window, I can see signs of the British colonial period. I am really warming to Sri Lanka for many reasons. It became independent in 1948 but the culture and traditions have been much influenced by the British in particular but also the Dutch and the ...
... to the top of the hill was amazing with the elephants wandering free in the large fields. The keepers were there with their sticks and trying to rip everyone off for taking pictures with them but that happens everywhere. The main thing was they were looked after. The majority of elephants were wandering free but there were some that were chained up and I wanted to know why so I asked loads of questions! First there was a chain around each baby's leg. They weren't tied up but they had ...
This morning we ordered our breakfast to be served for 8:00am. Our butler showed up with his basket of goodies and got to work cutting fruit, preparing a basket of breads, homemade banana muffins, fresh pineapple juice, fried up some eggs and I took a Nescafé with hot milk to wash it all down. Sri Lanka's coffee is greyish in colour and just about the same in taste. I tried to improve the taste by ...
... supermarket for some more bits - and a red banana this time. Not tried it yet! And a walk around the lake to get back to the hotel - time for a rest! For dinner, we headed back out to town for one last dosa masala. How can you go wrong with crispy pancake filled with curried potato, coconut chutney and curry! All for 66p. I only ate half and it's far too much for me - portion sizes here are massive! Just lucky that it's a 1.5km walk back to the hotel to wear it all ...
... mercy of the elements and continue the ascent the good old fashioned way – by foot. At this point, the trail begins with a marked sign which leads you to a sharp right. And then the real test of fitness begins.
As is the case with any upcountry hike, it is advisable to avoid the rainy season. We learnt this the *********** our hike to Knuckles. We were lucky this time and there was only a slight splatter of raindrops which lasted for 10 minutes at ...