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Depart 0700 to get to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. We raced through the traffic and barely got there to see anything being fed - the traffic is mad. White lines on the road mean nothing and the buses, trucks, tuk tuks and motor bikes all fit into the road where they can. It takes more tan. 2.5 hours to go 95kms Feeding time at the orphanage is 9.00 to 9.45am. We fed by bottle the baby elephants and then fed fruit to other ...
... the gardens and were accosted by a guide ("it's all free") it began to **** down again and Sigiriya was struck off the agenda once more. No matter. You must see the spice gardens. Ayurvedic medicine. All natural. Life knowledge. All free. And nearly all bollocks.
At first the guides claims seemed plausible and sincere. But the longer it went on the more obvious it became we were being played. Outrageous western prices for this stuff began to be mentioned ("but not here, ...
... we didn't see yet so we ask him to drop us there. It is Saturday today and apparently very crowded with locals. Everywhere are ladies in white dresses who come to offer flowers. At the entrance there is a sandal-guardian with little teeth who makes sure we still have our own to continue our journey later on. 50 cent well spent! We begrijpen er spijtig genoeg niet veel van wat er allemaal om ons heen gebeurt en we zijn wat verlegen om echt goeie foto's te trekken maar buiten ...
This morning was another day full of Buddhas. We visited the Sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy town. We arrived just as the the Buddhist monks were attending morning worship - it was quite an extravaganza. With food offerings being presented, special visitors, all us mere mortals were roped off as the VIPs and monks were lead into a chamber with a superbly ornate door. The temple was heaving with people all on top of each other. As we headed up to the first floor to see the tooth in ...
... and viewing the numerous museums within. From here we visited two cemetery's, both holding graves for many different nationalities. The groundsmen kept the sights looking very clean and tidy which was nice too see. Feeling tired from the last few busy days, hold on, busy months!! we got ANOTHER takeaway kotu (Matt explained in the day befores blog) and headed back to our hotel for a very early night. - ...