Kassapa Lions Rock
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It was an early start after a late night but we had a long drive north and this allowed everyone to get some sleep on the bus. Highlights included a 5km bike ride, a hike, a boat ride on a 1000 year old reservoir and lunch at a local village. The food was traditional and yummy and we ate our meal off of banana leaves. Late in the afternoon we …
... the 3 girls who aren't British don't even exist. Hmm. Well it saved us $10 of a ride up to Sigirya.
Where we stayed at Sigirya was.... well, let's just say a little bit terrifying. Three of us under a mosquito net (one double bed and a twin bed they pulled in from some other room for me, squished together) was quite an experience, what with the bugs and bathroom smell and never knowing quite what is in the room along with you. Luckily I had my ...
... pumpkin but about 20 dishes to choose from. And for $12 a person including 2 beers we were happy with that.
We then visited the ancient city of Polonnaruwu, another Unesco World Heritage Site. Here, we walked over many sites until we almost collapsed from heat exhaustion. Each site fascinating on its own. It reminded me of Ayutthaya in Thailand with its ancient ruins and stupas. There are about 20 sites in all open to the public - thankfully ...
... brick foundations of what was once a palace and terraced gardens. But the view was stunning. And on the way up the frescoes and the remains of the Lion (now just his paws) were impressive. All in all, a nice walk at 7am.
Entertainment at the rock summit were a troupe of monkeys stealing an Australian couples food. They put their bag down to take a photo. One brave monkey zipped in and grabbed ...
... National Park. An afternoon of birdwatching by the lake ended up being me, watching a procession of local men, bathing in the lake for 2.4kms, until I reached the town... Sri Lankan men, old and young, in their underwear & sarongs... The only woman I saw, was washing clothes, so I figure the women must bathe at a more discreet time or place. Past the lake and in the small town of Polonnaruwa, where I scoured the streets for diet pepsi ...