Nimnara Lake Sojourn
Travel Blogs from Anuradhapura
... years ago. Lots of people chanting around it so it must be the real thing.
They are now building a new Dagoba. It is to celebrate the Armed Forces victory over the Tamils. Not everyone is happy about that!!!! It’s going to be almost as big as the Jetavanarama Dagoba. Not sure what relic they will put inside it – maybe they will bring the tooth back here (it was here once apparently – in the Dalada Maligawa temple but that is ...
... Woo hoo!!
We start walking towards the monolith and it seems to be an imposing rock that needs to be conquered. As we start, we are constantly held up by Chinese tourists and the erosion-esque pace of Quintus. After a while, we realized that when we were told it would take 2 hours each way, it was because we would have to wait for our guide, so part of the way, we politely informed him we would make our own way to the top and meet him back at the bottom. Making a better pace, ...
... I was oblivious to how close it actually was, Lani on the other hand almost had a heart attack. But as our guide told us, driving in Sri Lanka is a matter of inches. In all of our travels so far, Sri Lankan’s are definitely the craziest and most dangerous on the road.
We stayed the night in Polonnaruwa at this super cheap place called Luxman's Guesthouse. The owner, Luxman, was a quirky older guy who ensured we had the most ...
... it was a good choice by our tour director. Sri Lanka and India are as different as Costa Rica and Mexico. Both of them have qualities that I prefer. I don,t know if it is cultural/ethnic/religious or if it is because one is atypically messy capitalistic democracy and the other is a socialist democracy. One definitely appeals to my physical comfort and the other touches my soul. Which do you think is ...
... painted on the walls.
We jumped back on our bikes and had a quick stop at a Buddhist monastery that is currently being used, and then headed to the Sacred Bodhi Tree, which claims to be the oldest living tree in the world, brought from India in 249BC.
It's said to be part of the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment.
It was really special to be there on the holiday, when so many people were there to pray ...
Other places to stay in Anuradhapura
Wasaladantha Mawatha , Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $74
New Town , Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $72
Wasaladantha Mawatha, Anuradhapura | Hotelfrom $83
Puttalam Road, Pandulagama, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Old Puttalam Road, Old Town, Anuradhapura | 1 star hotelfrom $129
Galwala Road, Anuradhapura | 3 star hotelfrom $51