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Travel Blogs from Kandy
... was a common theme throughout the day.
Our last stop was to visit a tea manufacturing plant. Tea is big business in Sri Lanka. We saw the start of the process on which leaves are picked (all by hand here!) . Then it is dried and processed. We had a tea party after to taste all the different teas. They also offered for us to tour the actual fields that they use, but it was dark by then so it wasn't much use.
Back to Colombo!
... gold ruby earrings, I very quickly decided against that idea. The salesman informed me that the earrings I'd picked out (barely the size of an ant) were £919, at which point I nearly choked. I mentioned to the salesman that I'd have a think about it and then very quickly made a bee line for the exit. Our next stop of the day was to watch a cultural dance show which was tourist central and lasted an hour. The show was actually quite good with many different performances ...
... guy to eat as much as he could, since we had waited half an hour for tea time to commence! It was all very proper and very relaxed at the same time, and ever since, I've been lamenting The Grand ('Oh look, it's 3.15pm, it's high tea time at The Grand...' etc etc)
We found ourselves being stalked by the head gardener as we strolled around Victoria Park, a really pretty, manicured park in town. He kept following us, bringing us flowers to smell that ...
today i did the"poo run", which means collecting several wheelbarrows full of elephant dung and bring it to the factory next door that makes paper out of it. they make books, bookmarks, pencils, cards and so on with the "poo paper". all they sell are hand made of course! did not had time for a complete guided tour, but as it's next door i will definitely be back there ...
Yesterday we began our first week, which is called orientation. This orientation is beneficial to us volunteers because the culture is so completely different here, so it helps with the adjustment. Yesterday we began the day with learning the rules of the program, learning basic Sinhala (sri lankan language), and then a tour of the city, Kandy. Kandy is generally a small town, but the population swells to ...
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