The Royal Lotus
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... potion and to be honest we don't really mind. Perahera heeft gewerkt! Het is al de hele voormiddag aan het regenen en eigenaardig genoeg heeft het hier de afgelopen dagen bijna niks geregend. In de namiddag klaart het gelukkig op. Perahera has worked! It is raining from morning till noon en that is strange because it almost didn't rain during the past days. In the afternoon luckily it clears up a little and stops raining. Het middageten is ronduit ...
... the Buddha is captured in meditation position. We climbed the statue however, we weren´t allowed to go further than to its shoulders. If nothing, from there you have a nice view of the city of Kandy, its water sources (including its famous Kandy Lake) and extensive green forests.
As I already mentioned, in the afternoon we headed to the Ceylon Tea Museum. We decided to take a local bus which was quite challenging. Of course, it was completely full so we had to ...
Day 5: Like any New Years day you appreciate a wee sleep in. Fortunately our next stop was only 1 hour up the road so we headed off at a respectable 9.30. Our NY day activity was cycling through the small villages around Giritale Tank (reservoir built in 7th century). Cycling around the waterways and villages of Giritale. This was a lovely way to spend the morning and early afternoon, just watching people as they went about daily life, bathing in river and greeting kids who ...
... 14 bracelets and a T-shirt only a baby monkey could fit into, we went back down and crossed the road to get to the lake, where we went for a little walk. Crossing the road may not seem worth a mention, but it felt like a real life Frogga. Frightening. On our journey we saw a huge 'pre-historic creature' (water monitor) which I wasn't allowed near for fear of disturbing it and 'making it eat us'. We then went to rather bizarre authentic Sri Lankan dance show which ...
... Appearing in larger amounts each day at the breakfast table, we did our best to drink as much as we could manage as Halantha eagerly stared at us, waiting to refill.
Today we said a tearful farewell to Halantha and his workers, while trying to how was supposed to receive a tip and for how much. We were soon back in the Tuk Tuk with one of the workers who would take us north to another ancient city called Anuradeperah and 2 ...