Jetwing Vil Uyana
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... a full moon today and that is a holiday for many Buddhists and we’d been told it would get really busy. By this time it was only about 8am mind you. Once we got up to the next section the Lion Staircase to the summit the crowds appeared from nowhere with lots of locals making the trip up. Only some of the original rock staircase remains, the rest is via metal stairs that really add to the sense ...
... must have been meaningful in some way.
After sweating some more, we decided to make our way down, where we met Qunitus and found a must quicker way down. Although the way up passed by the mirror wall (no longer a mirror) and painted ladies (not really visible anymore), the way down would make for a much better way up and much quicker!
We stopped off at the museum somewhat dissapointed that there was no AC. As seems to be the case we didn’t understand why we ...
... Sri Lanka, but it is clear that there is a lot of money going into restoration and protection.
The Lion Gate that once guarded the entrance must have been impressive once upon a time, judging by the paws, which are all that remain. Apparently the lion itself collapsed years ago. The 140m x 40m fresco of 500 or more women must have also been spectacular. Only a dozen or so that remain, having been ...
... then wooded area's in which there were 'truck stops' set up in the shade, with food cooked on wood fires and produce for sale. Toward the later stage of our journey the road was under repair and we had frequent stops on one way sections waiting for traffic to clear. Our van struggles on any bumps or uneven surfaces, not helped by our driver who continued to apply the brakes into the bump, with the suspension bottomed out and unable to take the hit. We ...
... a chase and demands your utmost attention at all times. It is so much better than a zoo on so many levels. We witness common animals like cows and dears behaving as if they would without human intervention. We spot countless of birds, including pelicans and eagles, also a mongoose, a crocodile looming around looking for prey in the water (a rare sight) and the highlight of course, dozens of wild elephants. What a day! I have an even more profound respect for nature and ...