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... support for the welfare of abandoned children in either country, the Sri Lankan orphanages have obviously attracted more financial support through community and/or religious institutions here and abroad, resulting in living conditions far superior to those in Lesotho.
Christians make up only six percent of Sri Lanka’s population, yet certain aspects of Christmas are celebrated by one and all - particularly in the urban areas. Wandering the streets of Kandy, I ...
... some tea in the area. This is low-country tea unlike that we had seen in the Central Highlands. We stopped off at a small family mine and were taken to see the mine workers. The day was hot and it looked a hard and backbreaking existence. The mine shaft itself was very simple with the walls prevented from caving by wood and bamboo timbers. Washing, screening, and sorting occurred on the surface using rattan baskets. We were then taken into the house there was a small ...
... One was blind and another only had two well formed legs.
From here as we got closer to Galle we saw more and more ruins of houses destroyed in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. We stopped off at the Tsunami Memorial a huge statue of Buddha donated by the Japanese government. It struck me as deeply ironic that 7 years later they would have their own devastating tsunami. It has been built on the site of a huge mass grave believed to contain 800 ...
... tea planters. On the route there are beautiful waterfalls and mountains draped in mist. It seems incredible that the scenery of a country as small as Sri Lanka can differ so much.
We were to visit Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya, that had been going for over 165 years. The tea plantation is over a 1000 acres and has over 1000 employees – mainly women. We were shown what part of the tea is picked - generally two leaves and a bud, as it is this part ...
... had one of the best Chinese meals ever. Another culinary high-point was a visit to the “Green Cabin” on the recommendation of our land-lady to try their “hoppers”. Hoppers are originally an Indian dish, but the Sri Lankans claim to have perfected them. They consist of a small bowl shaped pancake made from a batter containing coconut and palm toddy. Cooked in a wok-like dish most of the mixture settles at the base creating a ...
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