Nimnara Lake Sojourn
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... day - Wilpattu National Park. After spotting many peacocks and monkeys, a few deer and iguanas, we finally spotted a sleeping leopard! He was sleeping in a tree with his limbs hanging down and not too far away. Then after driving through the forest we came to our hotel for a night's ...
... old capital" are spread over a large area so I got a tuk tuk and driver to take me around. And glad I did as I would have had to walk 30 – 40 km to see it all and that’s excluding the kms I would have walked going round and round in circles when I was lost.
It’s a Unesco site and home to many ancient Dagobas or Stupas. Most are huge – one (Jetavanarama Dagoba) used 93 million bricks to build (would keep the brickworks ...
... the spice shop!!
Dinner in the hotel where the crab fights Laura back and she ends up wearing it! Missing the entertainment as we are too busy munching we head back for an early night an the AC!
Wednesday 29th April
An earlier start to try and miss the heat when we climb Sigiria, makes me laugh how much gets lost in translation 2 hours and 1200 steps is interpreted as each way, however what a nice surprise to find that that’s ...
... hanging around most sites and up to their usual mischievousness. I was a little hesitant to get too close after the monkey that jumped me the day before but still managed to have a near miss run in with an even angrier monkey, again not my fault. I rode past a large group a monkeys, probably about 20 or so, and one of them (looked like the dominant male) was being groomed by one of his minions and randomly a bud fell from the tree above him and ...
... just in time to see a Hindu precession that only happens once a year (I was later told it's called Dheru, though Google search disagrees). Carnival style trucks were towed down the road by children adorned with bright coloured silks, with one particularly strange site... There were two boys, maybe teenagers, hung up from five large meat hooks that went right through their skin, one in each limb and one by each boy's spine. I'm told it's an offering to the gods ...
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