The Deer Park
Travel Blogs from Giritale
... exceptional wifi reception Richard had to kindly ask that Emily refrain from ‘making the most of the wifi’ and turning the dinner into a time to catch up on emails and load photos onto our computer.
After diner we took a stroll around the dimly lit cobblestone streets where Richard unsuccessfully tried to lead Emily to all the most romantic spots in the Fort: at the lighthouse he was thwarted by two Sri Lankan’s having their own romantic ...
... Kandy was the last capital of Sri Lanka and was home to the last king of Sri Lanka Sri WickramaRajasingha. The most famous site is the Temple of the Tooth or the DaladaMaligawa.
Evening we visit Cultural show and temple of the tooth relic.
Over night stay In Kandy.
Day 04: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
The next day we leave Kandy and proceed towards Nuwara Eliya .The drive to Nuwara Eliya ...
... one family bought us all a vanilla
milkshake and were insistent that the this was a treat for us. These
experiences always give some much needed perspective….
a class in preschool this week so Hambantota is adorn with 40 kids with
multi-coloured monkey masks. The hokey
pokey has made a comeback and is very much a crowd pleaser. We’ve also learned
a valuable lesson…children should ...
... almost alien form of Sigiriya Rock breaking the skyline. That would be my target for a later climb.
Back in the car we continued the journey to Giritale, via a fruit juice seller and a long distance spotting of my first wild elephant near a water hole. By this time, Nuwshad was getting more and more pushy for extra business and when I arrived at my destination, I was just pleased to pay him off and get rid of him. I had booked the ...
... it a day/morning and headed back down, we got some better views as we dropped below the clouds. Knees shaking all the way, we actually made good progress down the 7km path, less of a cardiovascular workout but more of a joint destroying exercise.
In the light of day, the shops and stands lining the way further down were fully revealed. Many were now open for business, selling all manner ...