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 ...
... had a splendid view of the surrounding countryside.
On the way back to Anuradhapura we asked our tuk-tuk driver to take us to a local place to have lunch. We intentionally put stress on the word “local” and mentioned that we were looking for a cheap place. The driver dropped us off in front of an absolutely western bakery. We started to complain and it resulted that he had been too ashamed to take us to a typical local place because he thought it ...
... a long stone receptacle where local people placed rice to feed the monks,
and a smaller (but still giant) one for curry. The rice container could hold enough for 5,000 monks.
Jim found the sewage system interesting. Under the monastery was a system of clay pipes from stone urinals and stone toilets, in place by the 10th Century but I am not sure how early they were used.
By 11am we gave up visiting the temples and ...
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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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