Pelwehera Village Resort
Travel Blogs from Dambulla
... 2 beers in stock at one time).... above the supermarket 'Food City', there's a hidden booze shop full of men peeling off their last remaining rupees for the week. Most bring empty bottles of the local rum, arrack and get them refilled... we settled for two luke warm beers each.
Today however, we headed to Sigiriya Lion's Rock in the nearby town of Sigiriya and the purpose of our visit to Dambulla. This was by far my favorite cultural experience ...
... our thirst after the climb.
The dishes were gorgeous- spicy chicken, rice, beans, shredded coconut, beet root salad, tomato and pineapple curry and crisp poppadoms with fresh green vegetables. Delicious, and well worth the 3000 rupees price tag (£15- 2 lunches, 2 litres mineral water, 2 watermelon juices, 2 plates of fresh fruit and tip). Exactly what we needed to refuel after defeating Dambulla!
... br> fried rice with chill noodles (as you do). This was prepared by the local woman
who attend free weekly cooking classes here. Then after lunch, some of the sponsored
widows arrived to get their monthly food parcel. In the afternoon, we taught a
younger afterschoolers class about different fruits.
On Friday, the pre-schoolers were learning to write some
Sinhala letters, so we took the opportunity to learn ...
... It was quite an exciting experience, and one we will not forget. We walked through water that came up to the elephants stomach and circled back around to where we came from. The guides were very friendly, but I still can't help but wonder if they should be using the elephants the way they are. I hope they care for them really well.
Our first full day had come to an end. Jagath collected us, and drove us to the hotel exhausted and happy. The hotel ...