Hotel Sudu Araliya
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Go back to Guest House and discuss where do we go tomorrow. Since the rooms are very expensive here, we dicided to leave Mt.Lavinia the next morning. I told Joy that I wanna see Galle, and he said okay he’s going with me. So we travel together since that time. We chit chat quite long and a lot, try to get to know further but I was really tired, I fell asleep.
Story on 13 Jun 2014,Heading to Galle
Since two of us ...
... up our food a few metres away.
After lunch, we lazily ambled back to the jeep and continued with the safari. Almost straight away we came across a family of elephants - one mother with older and younger babies, all whom fearlessly walked up to our jeep to investigate. It was a slightly nervy moment, given that these are enormous, powerful creatures capable of doing us considerable harm, but they seemed quite docile, and just wandered past our vehicle. After that, we ...
... way would be on the train. Once in Hatton we could get the train to the station just outside Kandy. I think we were rather lucky as the train wasn't too busy although Holly and I did sit on the floor for a bit, until a couple of people got off and gave us their seats. The scenery was fantastic, I did miss some off it though by sitting on the floor but managed a couple of videos and photos. Certainly a fantastic experience, made even better when sat in a comfy seat with ...
... archaeological museum
detailing the history and religious significance of the sights.After lunch there was another Jeep safari, this one into
Minneriya National Park, a relatively small park of grasslands and open scrub
around some lakes. Although there were monkeys and eagles and plenty of other
birds, Minneriya’s top draw is its large population of wild elephants. Unlike
elusive leopards, you can’t miss the elephants.
... we did. First stop was the ancient ruins of Polonnanuwa and statue of King Parakramabahu, followed by king palace ( where he lived with 300 wives), Council Chambers, Relic temples, 3 x temple of tooth. When Lord Buddha was cremated a tooth was sent to Sri Lanka and every new king had to build a new temple to house the tooth (last one is in Kandy). We also saw lots of Monkeys doing inappropriate things with each other. I got a great photo of a coupe sitting in a tree - one ...
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