Jetwing Vil Uyana
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... of us squished into the front seat together, having people's butts rub against in me in the aisle among other things. We got off at Dambulla caves, to which when the entrance fee lady says you aren't dressed appropriately, what to do of course but change right there in front of her because where else are you suppose to do it... talk about her blushing and running away, all for the sake of Greg and Dan's shorts being one inch too short. The Caves were cool inside, you got ...
... they kill people quite regularly. Nice....Manoj could have told me this after the trek I thought. In the end it was nowhere near as scary as last time. We sat on mats on the elephants back (albeit with a cage around us) which was a bit more stable than the chair system in Thailand.
Our guide then took us to a local restaurant for lunch. This was a buffet of traditional Sri Lankan food and it was amazing. Mainly vegetable curries including ...
... up to a 45 degree view (approx). Thereafter, we continued on! We could almost see the top of the rock by then but the route ahead required a bit of rock climbing which was not so easy. (However this would vary on each person's physical strength and ability.) I was ever-wiling to make it to the top, someway or the other!
And I did!
A midst the gusty winds, the 360 degree view was ...
... it 3 times to get into the frame of mind for meditation and prayer.
From what we have gathered, Buddhism is as much a philosophy as it is a religion. It is very respectful, peaceful and introspective.
The monks give up their worldly life, shave their hair, wear the rust colored robes and sandals and carry a begging jar. They devote their lives to prayer ...
... left very early the following morning with Sampath who was one of the drivers for SLWCS, he took Ravi to the airport and Chinthaka home for a week off leaving me with Chandimaas the one remaining member of the team fluent in English and Siriya, Sarath, Dinu, Supun and Leela who can all communicate enough to get by; Leela is the fantastic cook at the fieldhouse and for the next three weeks would ensure I was well fed for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.