The Royal Lotus

Giritale, Polonnaruwa District, North Central Province, Sri Lanka | 1 star hotel
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Ancient city

A travel blog entry by tarci.tarcisius


Today we saw the ancient city of Polonaruwa. The city is located by the side of parakrama samudra.
The ancient city has been renovated over the past 10 to 15 years and attracts a lot of forein tourists.

The city was built in the 11 and 12th centuries.

The meticulous planning that has gone in gets one to think the technical …

Nostalgic memories of 1977

A travel blog entry by tarci.tarcisius

Travelled from Nuwaraeliya to Gritalle.
On the way visted the rock cave temple at Dambulla.

The boys enjoyed the sleeping buddha's statues and the cave in which the Buddha is sleeping

Late in the evening visited the Minnerya House wher we lives from 1975 to 1977. It looked dilapidated and haggard with the fences broken,
I …

Giritale, Polonnanuwa

A travel blog entry by mknox


... to see us. One English couple on our tour brought pens and notebooks and handed them out to some very excited and grateful children. We stopped for drink of coconut water and a quick game of backyard cricket. I went to bat first (no one on English team wanted to play) after a 4 and 2 runs the bowling got a lot more serious - as did the batting!!! More cycling before we stopped at a farm house for traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch ( its always rice and curry not curry ...

Picking up the backpackers trail

A travel blog entry by lifeisawesome


... Mawathia road. Its free, the view will not disappoint and you can see all of Kandy in its glory. On way my down I found a shorter path down past the royal gardens, having taken the long way up the hill. (Well I wanted to stay in shape didn't I?)

Kandy feels like a cross between Da Lat and Banos, having been lucky enough to visit both of those places. The Malwatta Monastery sits on the side of the lake. Sadly its in a state of repair right now, I tried to ...

Day 5

A travel blog entry by kaxl


... and we told him its time to roll and we all ate our packed vegimite sandwiches as we drove out- each day I make Ts sandwich wirh a bit more vegimite than the last but I dont think he has noticed. Kandy is great but glad to be moving on. We stopped for a coconut and T photo bombed us, the we headed thruough the scenic hills on our way to Nurwela Eliya. T told us he is 35 and single, but assured us we all still have time which was comforting. As we got ...

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