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... While driving around, I got to stand up and poke my head and shoulders above the truck roof. It was an exhilarating ride. I even stayed like that when we left the park and drove into town!!!
Tonight was the time to try Lion Stout!!! I have had this in the US before and liked it. Now I have been jonesing to try it in Sri Lanka!!! I had emailed the brewery for a tour, but they are undergoing renovations and are not doing any tours! When I went in to buy the beer, ...
... charger was so hot I couldn't touch it so I have decided not to become the first blog martyr , ending in a fiery room and will blog when I can.
After taking our air con maxi bus from Negombo, we drove to Anuradhapura, the Buddhist Vatican of Sri Lanka, I guess is the best way to describe it. It was the capital of Sri Lanka from 380BC and was the birthplace of established Buddhism from about 200BC. The place is an archaeologists dream ...
... international airport). The country has a ways to go, but there's so much promise here, and it should be a prime vacation destination in the coming years.
We spent the night in Negombo, a beach city right by the airport. I went running along the beach the next morning, but otherwise we didn't get to spend any meaningful time there. It was really just a stopover point for us (we'll go to a prettier Sri Lankan beach later), and we caught a morning bus to our ...
Then we finally reached the Mirror Wall of which paintings are supposed to be one of the most significant pieces of classical paintings of Sri Lanka. According to the graffiti on the Mirror Wall Sigiriya was crowded by local visitors between the 6th and 12th century A.D. The Mirror Wall is known under this name because its surface had been highly polished like a mirror. The wall is of architectural and also of literary importance because of its ...
... for Buddha a stand with lotus flowers or candles located near any temple seems to be a very profitable business.
Poya or Poya Day is the name given to a Buddhist public holiday in Sri Lanka which occurs every full moon day. It is because several events occurred around Prince Siddhartha (Gauthama Siddhartha / Lord Buddha) fall on full moons. The Full moon is important to Buddhists all around the world, who has adopted the Lunar Calendar for their ...