The Royal Lotus
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... make with the guide who is climbing with us. Our guide claims you can make it to the top in forty five minutes. My friend decides to take on this challenge and draws the rest of us into it.
Suddenly we are climbing faster. Its easier this way as you don't stop to think or feel tired. You don't feel the strain on your legs and feet as you step higher and navigate slippery and sometimes loose rocks. You just keep moving on making sure you get a firm footing ...
... lol After the herbal place we headed to Dimbulla which was just wonderful!..so much to see and beautiful people worshiping their Buddha ever so peacefully was an experience in itself! After taking a million photos and making a few new friends we set off for sigiriya! Sigiriya is a world heritage site one of the 8th wonders of the world!!!...it's basically a massive rock that was turned into a fortress to protect the townspeople from ...
... the sun is out. We finally make our last stop, around 60 km ride today......50 of it downhill, so not too taxing. Into the bus and make our way to Kandy, the bustling tourist mecca of Sri Lanka. Most of the hotels we have stayed, our group have been the only tourist, not here. No sooner have we arrived, a huge bus of Chinese unload. The accommodation is great, by far the best.......topping off and excellent day. We experience ...
... a tuk-tuk, rather than the bus, to Negombo Beach, fifty kilometres north. I hammered out a deal with the driver, and off we went. First, he had to put air in his tires; then he had to stop at a gas station for a ****, ten minutes later he had to stop at another gas station for gas. When we arrived in Negombo town he wanted to drop us off probably five kilometres from the beach where we wanted to go. He said ...
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 ...