Manor House Kandy
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... in the hair of a princess for safe-keeping after the Portuguese were defeated, and ending with the British handing custody of the relic back to the Sri Lankan people in 1853.
We are relieved to have seen the Sacred Temple of the Tooth - a place of huge national significance - before the curfew happens and as we leave more and more shops are boarded up, with police and army on the streets and various roads being closed. Instead of heading to our hotel as planned, where ...
... take place in religious buildings but the Buddhists held open arms to our observation of their rituals. The drums beat heavily in the temple and my heart beat quickened. There were thousands of people coming to pay homage to Buddha at this temple- filing in with flowers, and other offerings like an orange shroud for the monks and incense- my eyes started to water. The energy in this temple was blowing my mind and my heart away. People pushed, with ...
... denken we van dit toeristische gedoe even snel te ondergaan en hop naar het volgende maar de rust en passie waarmee Mr. Asoka alles uitlegt pakt ons en we zijn onder de indruk hoe eenvoudig maar arbeidsintensief het productieproces is. We zijn helemaal weg van enkele van de ontwerpen dus laten ons even gaan en kopen 4 doeken. De prijs is niet overdreven dus wanneer we 10% korting krijgen is het al lang goed. Ok ik zou misschien nog 10 of zelfs ...
... bit of encouragement, he was off like a shot over those coals. There was a cheer from the crowd who had hung around to see if he would do it or not. Well done Josh! Well of course - never to be outdone, Iron Bryan had to give it a go too. Hot in Josh's footsteps - quite literally - Bryan set off over the coals too. Wow he made it as well - hurray! Our two firewalkers were the only ones to brave it out of the whole crowd. ...
... that was free of all things putrid. The area felt quite wealthy.
Kandy was the last Sinhalese Kingdom that fell to Britain in 1815. It has a population of 112,000 so, much smaller than previous regions we have visited. It's pretty and green and hilly and the biggest annual celebration is end of July, beginning of August called Esala Perahera, celebrating the Buddhas tooth, a relic held at the Temple of the Tooth.
Sissy will be here for that ...