Travel Blogs from Elkaduwa
... sambal, and papadam. If you want fish or chicken, you have to pay extra and you get just 1 piece of either. It is usually laid out as a buffet, which Mark has only recently trusted enough to start eating. At this place we we can also get a Sri Lankan breakfast- rice, dhal, chicken curry, coconut sambal. Really nice. Mark's even having rice for breakfast. Every time the elephants come to the river, we just sit for hours and watch their antics. Not sick of it yet. But it's only 2 ...
... much other than crows and cattle egrets bathing amongst the floating rubbish. I did see a litter of pups waiting for their mother to return with something to eat. I have taken a few pictures of the garden as a souvenir and a couple taking wedding pictures. Picked up some batteries for Francois's camera and headed back to the hills. Misty hills that is! Afternoon thunder showers began and so we stay at ...
... the trip to this out of the way town was not wasted. So they loaded us and 4 other gringos into a ute and shuttled us up the windy hill road. With no time wasted, we were in the water with a briefing of sorts, well a two sentence safety briefing anyway. The rapids weren't huge but were plenty of fun and we really enjoyed it, the other couple in the raft with us were German and good company. The rapids were over within a few quick Km's, so they took us to ...
Leaving polonaruwa we headed for sigiriya, on the way our guide spotted a wild elephant (see pictures) we have named him James ! Quick toilet stop in some random hotel and it was time to buy our ticket. The ticket cost us 3,200 Rs each but that got us into the museum and all the way to the top. Sigiriya was much more touristy than the places we had been to and it was nice to to be single out quite so much although lots of people ...
... in the city that night. It was still an hour or so until the start, so he whisked us up to a viewpoint 5 minutes drive away. The view was great and there were a couple of newly- weds posing for their wedding photos up there.
We also managed to fit in yet another visit to a Buddhist temple, except this one was on the other side of the city, tucked away in the hills. The temple itself was tiny, but the sense of peace that pervaded the air was fantastic. The world ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting