Jetwing Vil Uyana
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... the rock that we had
learned so much about.
All that was left of the palace at the base of the rock was stumps of stone, the once jagged edges smoothed over by the passing of time. The only real structure remaining was the swimming pool, the murky green water not as off-putting as the ripples of movement that
could be seen just under the surface. The entrance of Lion Rock was adorned
with two boulders, each leaning against the other in perfect balance, the ...
... in use from late fifth century until the nineteenth century. We make our way to the gates with full intention to visit until we are confronted with an astronomical entrance fee. Expecting $30 US for this we leave in disgust, this is the biggest swindle we have encountered yet. We have heard you can climb the nearby lovers rock for free for a nice view of the valley but decide with the heat of the day bearing down to get back on the road and head ...
... to each other in an effort to stay warm. A fair mixture of tourists and pilgrims were in attendance and we tried to be respectful whilst chatting and concentrating on our own warmth.
At about 5:30am there was a bit of movement and we made our way to the vantage point to get amongst the masses and jostle for position. What followed was truly remarkable. A narrow band of colour emerged on the horizon as a precursor to the sunrise. The feeling of magic and an air of ...
... way down the walkway and started talking to us and got louder he closer he got. He was howling by the time he reached us, nearly knockeed us over with his tail; such a neat dog. The tour guys arrived all smiles and we climbed aboard our jeep for the elephant viewing trip to the national park. Our jeep had a 2 seater cabin behind which was a tray with a bench seat either side. This was covered with a steel frame over which was stretched a canvas roof ...
... personal life in a matter of minutes. It is quite entertaining since it is really hard to read a book to kill time(lack of space and shakes of the road make it virtually impossible). Road travel is slow and drivers think they are acting in the movie the fast and the furious, constantly attempting to overtake the vehicle in front and then having to back off because of incoming traffic.
The afternoon in Sigiriya is spent in a very special way. Our host in the ...