Palm Garden Village Hotel
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... to me. At one point he was in tears talking about how his faith in his faith was faltering for the first time. He confessed that he had been bottling up these feelings for years because he can't voice them without it being reported to the authorities and higher monks. I asked him why he felt he could trust me and he said it was that my eyes smile when I smile. Sri lanka has been testing my emotional limits these last few days. He then took me around ...
... Lanka may be beautiful, but it’s an absolute sweatbox. On the
way up our guide Tikiri explained the importance of the ruins - a large
hospital, a monks’ refectory and relic house, assembly hall, temples and
dagoba.I’m not usually big on having a pool at the hotel when I
travel, but in Sri Lanka most hotels we stayed at had pools. They were very
useful in the heat, especially upon return from Anuradhapura and Mihintale.
... burn for longer so you only stop eating for long enough to mop your brow with a small piece of newspaper (no serviettes here!) before carrying on. At the end of the meal you emerge back out into the sun very amused and satisfied but in need of a lie down! Once I have waved goodbye to Anna I will spend my last week in the north and east of Sri Lanka. Until 2009 this was the lair of the Tamil Tigers and is only recently open to tourism so I expect things to feel quite different, we'll ...
... the floor. There were probably 30 or more. It was stiflingly hot as you can imagine with all these bodies in a relatively small space and some of the babies started to cry, and that set off others. The others were desperately trying to quieten them and I realized then that they would not be allowed to go further until ALL the babies were quiet. Not an easy task. Grandmothers were drafted in to help, but unfortunately, some babies had to be sent away (in disgrace?)
Finally after ...
... it was a 'mirror' wall. On the rock face were (and some still remain) brightly coloured paintings of women, supposedly of the 500 concubines who lived in the palace for the King's pleasure. The highly polished surface of the slightly curved mirror wall reflected these images so it appeared that both sides were painted. The wall is covered in some places with graffiti from the 6 -14 century which helps scholars understand the development of the Sinhala language and script. From there ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalm Garden Village Hotel Anuradhapura
This is a must-experience hotel. The luxury of it comes from few rooms and humongous landscape! I did not stay here but the food was excellent. Pricey accommodation but well worth it!
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