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... baker' in the New Town (which really didn't look so new), and then headed to another temple called Maha Bodhi. This is the host of the oldest tree in the world. I wish I had known this when I went there... Walking up to the temple I was surrounded by maybe 60 monkeys all play fighting and grooming each other; it was really amazing to see. I hung around taking pictures for a while, until I stopped to photograph two baby monkeys and, what I can I can only ...
... and giant frogs. It was a great day. I had planned on spending 2 hours going to a temple on the hill and after 5 hours with my new friend I still hadn't made it there. After a lesson on opening the mind and the minimalistic stance on life I started my climb to the temple which was run by the corrupt monks of a different sect of Buddhism. The contrast between the two was intense. The temple had a 5 dollar entrance fee, donation boxes every few feet, ...
The interior north central region of Sri Lanka is known as “The
Cultural Triangle” because it contains most of the major historical sites, including
the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the Buddhist cave art at
Dambulla, and mountaintop fortresses and temples at Sigiriya and Mihintale,
making up one of Asia’s biggest concentrations of archaeological sites.Anuradhapura was Sri Lanka’s capital for about ...
... white stuppa everyone gradually unwound an enormous reem of orange cloth above their heads. Drums beat and a trumpet played, grey incense clouds floated over us and as the sun set the material was wrapped all the way round the enormous temple and hundreds of offerings of flowers left at the steps. Goosebumps all round. Visiting more temples the next day all the quiet contemplation was gone as the sun had made the floor so hot that we had to sprint from one scrap of shade to the ...
... had found some bikes for us. He said that there were no bikes available because there were too many tourists in the town. He recommended me to hire a tuk-tuk. I tried to explain to him that we wanted to do some exercises but he apparently didnīt understand. It was obvious that he was too lazy to look for two more bikes (he already got two for that Dutch couple). Later Gonzalo asked him if there was a place where we could rent a bike and he instructed his tuk-tuk driver ...