Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel
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... over and protect the hatching sites, thus not only providing their families with a living wage, but also protecting and conserving the turtle eggs. We arrived at around 7.30pm, and almost immediately there were reports of a turtle on the beach, so we set off down to see it.
Under a perfectly clear night sky, with the moon and stars shining bright, we finally got to the enormous turtle (about two metres in length), frantically digging a nesting hole at a desperately slow ...
... pay local entry price with our resident visas, we began weaving through the monkeys and up the steps to the cave temples themselves. We worked our way from the tiny cave 5 to the spectacular cave 2. Each cave contained wall and ceiling paintings and rows upon rows of buddha statues of varying sizes, punctuated by mini-stupas and tables upon which pilgrims lay flowers. There is a repetitive and excessive nature to the paintings and statues that capture the intense ...
... Claire went straight back to bed after breakfast. Later that morning the Ocean Stars manager from Trincomalee, Janabdeen, arrived to take us north. As we approached the town we had views of the sweeping bay and the famous harbour. Janabdeen drove us to his home in China Bay Area, pointing out the two Ocean Stars schools. As we settled in and unpacked, we heard a high pitched noise from outside. And there staring in at us, perched in a tree inches from the window was a large ...
... 4 in each foot). The most typical postures / positions are the following:
- Buddha meditating
- Buddha resting
- Buddha passing away (nirvana)
- Buddha saying “no argument” / “the end of discussion”
- Buddha giving his blessing
... quite an event. You get at least four dishes - the dish you actually ordered, plus a daal, plus two other vegetable dishes like a potato or lady fingers and chillies (who knew 'lady fingers' was a vegetable?!).It's also very hot! The the music here is English and there are plenty of Christmas songs. It's fab because there are Buddhists, Catholics and Muslims who all celebrate each other's festivals and respect each other's ways of life. It's a great start so far, can't wait for day ...
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