The Lakeside Hotel At Nuwarawewa
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... to try, washing powder to rinse our sweat soaked clothes in (the down side of staying in posh hotels is its as expensive to buy new clothes here as it is to get them washed!!). we find a busy little street side café where we end up sitting in and getting twice as much as we ordered so felt obligated to eat it, still unsure if we were ripped off or not but we came out with a series of random fried things to eat as well as having eaten fried egg pancakes and pancake samosa. We found a ...
... was destroyed by the jungle over the centuries, and now it's only ruins, but still you can imagine how big and powerful was at its glorious times. The big monastery with over 5000 monks was the centre of the education, health and almost everything.
Finally, in the afternoon, we went to the Minneriya National Park (not sure it really was though), we got on a jeep trying to find wild elephants, and sure we did.
... driver was a nice guy, we got on really well to start with but things turned a little sour and awkward when it came to choosing our accommodation choices.
When we were sold the tour the driver said there are no hidden fees and you do not have to pay for my accommodation. We agreed and that was fine. He asked if there was anywhere that we would like to stay, we weren't really sure what to do so he said he had some recommendations. He said ...
... a guide would quickly try to escort us. Those were a little harder to avoid. As if the guide scam wasn’t enough, those guide were often sitting with touts stocked full of jewelry and wooded boxes. I wonder if they know just how annoying it is to enjoy a beautiful area and have them swarming around us!!!!!!!
Before the Lion Gate, there was a set of spiral staircases that took you to some frescos that were painted on the western wall. It is ...
... br> years from 380 B.C. onwards, and became an important religious center as well
when Sri Lanka adopted Buddhism. It is a huge sprawling complex of archaeological
and architectural wonders included enormous dagobas, brick towers, ancient
pools, and crumbling temples. Our bus took us to numerous sites spread through
a large area. I didn’t write down the name or significance of each dagoba and
temple, so I can’t get very specific ...