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... to see this, I’m so sad to
We’ve pretty much sussed out the best places to eat in
town and have started being recognised by the owners. Most visitors only stay a
few days in Kandy but I’m finding it really nice to feel safe and familiar in
the town. However, rather amusingly one group of tuk-tuk drivers have
remembered that we live right at the top of a hill and have started refusing to
take us up! Sri Lankans, like ...
... streets of Pinnewala to the river that sets this elephant attraction apart from the rest. We arrived at the orphanage after they had already gone to the river. We paid our entrance fee and watched about 50 elephants in this beautiful river setting. After about two hours the elephants are herded back through town to a huge natural space with a beautiful hilled-jungle-backdrop.
If the view isn’t great ...
... blocked after closing of polling booths so that the ballot boxes could be transferred directly to Colombo. It's presidential Election Day today and it seems that it's going to be a close call. Lots of discussion about the corruption etc from our guide and people in the street. Seems it's time for a change. As it is Election Day there is no alcohol sold or served today. In fact we took our bottle of bubbles down to the pool and was asked, ver nicely/apologetically, to take it to our ...
... Although the guidebooks devote several pages to the lake and describe in detail the history of it - something that will be seen with your own eyes is for sure would be a surprise. The first surprise is that the lake is very small and is in the heart of the busy streets. Despite this - there is a second surprise: the lake is teeming with all kinds of animals!!! In one you can fully agree with the guide - the town of Kandy would surely remain in the memory of every ...
... a place to eat and then stay for the evening. We stopped the "Muslim Restaurant" for more spicy curry. I was determined to improve my ability to eat with my hands. Naan and curry in India is one thing... But rice and Dahl in Sri Lanka is another completely different technique. It involves mashing up the flavourful sauce, incorporating other spices and pastes that are on the side, the rice and then the meat that you've ripped off the bone. Once mashed, you ...