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... in one room) work all day with about 5 minutes per
patient. The reason it is so oversubscribed is because patients who have
ongoing medical requirements as a result of a cancer are seen in this clinic
forever; for example there was a young patient who had had a thyroidectomy for
a papillary thyroid tumour 3 years ago, she returns every month for a
prescription of levothyroxine. This inefficient system is because community
medicine is not very well developed ...
... From the drawings portraying the tooth, I think the Buddha was sporting sabertooth fangs. Oh, and the tooth itself? You can't see it. It's in a room, in a shrine, inside 5 other Russian doll-style shrines. So yeah, we paid about $6 USD to be told there MIGHT be a set of fangs in that box. And according to legend, whoever holds the tooth will rule Sri Lanka, so many, many wars have been fought over this. A ...
Really hot today – 34 degrees! Only a few clouds around and the sun was intense. We went to the botanical gardens in Kandy. Due to the heat we opted for going around in a golf cart which was a good move as its quite big and we would never have seen half of it otherwise. Beautiful orchid greenhouse.
Back into town – very slowly due to traffic ...
... their knees, so we by-passed the shrine.
From Kandy we took a local bus, passing through little villages and towns, up to Dambulla. After a struggle with the language barrier (our fault of course, for not learning any Sinhala or Tamil) with tuk-tuk drivers, we agreed on a price, and jumped in for the short trip to the dusty town of Sigaryia. Most tourists climb the stairs to visit the massive Lions Rock Temple, for the reward of ancient palace ruins on ...
... spoke with told me how difficult the climb was so I felt better about missing it and I also knew there were other mountains in my future path, that was for sure. I had had enough of the cold, rainy, unpredictable inland of Sri Lanka, so as a group, we decided to cut our losses and head south to the beach. Even if it was raining, at least it would be warm!!! So... That's part one of Sri Lanka. Nope, I'm not going to sugar coat it... It was not my favorite part of the ...