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Travel Blogs from Habarana
... are really not designed for land). There is no way of describing this experience without sounding incredibly wanky, so I won't even try not to. To be honest, it was nothing short of magical. These turtles remember the beach that they were born on, and return there, often covering hundreds of miles, to lay their eggs. So, couple this with the fact that turtles predate even the dinosaurs, and it follows that this beach must have been the nesting site for this family of turtles ...
... the King Vattagamini, who used the caves as a hiding place during his exile, and who consequently had the temples constructed by way of thanks.
Once we had finished at the temples, we briefly stopped off at the homestay before getting a bus back to Colombo. The bus ride epitomised the best and worst of Sri Lankan public transport. When we got on, the bus was already massively overcrowded, with people hanging out of doors and windows. But in Sri Lanka it ...
... whether he was going to join us in the room Claire ran to get Janabdeen who immediately recruited his sons with sling shots to scare him away. After a refreshing lime juice we went down to the local beach known as Marble Bay to swim in the warm ocean. The beach was deserted due to it being low season for the east side of the island as it's their monsoon period. On the way home we stopped at the fish market to select a fish from the catch which Janabdeen's wife later cooked ...
... state of nirvana can be recognized by taking a look at 5 parts of Buddha´s body: eyes, lips, knees, right hand and feet. For example:
- Buddha resting: open
- Buddha passing away: semi-closed
- Buddha resting: neutral
- Buddha passing away: smiling
- Buddha resting: without space in between
- Buddha passing away: a little space in between
... when the metal steps gave a wobble.
Finally we have returned to the villa, both of us drifting off in the back of the Tuk Tuk. It's 2pm and we have had a much appreciated shower and John has fallen asleep on me as I am writing.
Our host Adulla (not sure how to spell) has planned food for us at 3, and we might go out this evening but not sure yet.
We're going to Anraphapura tomorrow so will hopefully find some wifi then...
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting