Travel Blogs from Dambulla
... I joined Pacific Partnership 14 in Rote Island, NTT for 5 weeks starts from 5th May 2014. I had no regret at all, I can travel next time to those coutries but to join this mission I have to wait for next two years and I don’t know where I will be. I was really surprise when I received an email on 20th May 2014 from Air Asia, they changed my flight to Colombo 2 days before departure. Air Asia gave me 3 options: Refund, ...
... nowhere else in Sri Lanka. An old colonial fort town, it is full of quaint little dutch style buildings, pebbled backstreets and churches, flanked by several perfectly preserved bastions standing on grassy concourdes. To be honest it feels more like being in Mediterranean Europe than Asia.
When I arrived I checked in to a cute little hostel before going out to explore the town. There is not anything specific to see here as an attraction per se, but rather the experience is ...
... Once at the handrails marking about 1,000 steps left there is a lot of queuing, which does make it rather tedious, and it wasn't even peak season. Adams Peak is mainly a pilgrimage for Buddhists due to the sacred footprint on top, but also for Hindus and a few Christians too. There are various reasons why people want to do this climb, there are of course other people like me who just want to climb the peak and see the scenery. What I found both amazing and at times hard ...
... escape Arugam Bay, but we continued receiving frantic phone calls from the police officer in charge of the case, who didn't seem to understand Laura and I were not actually involved in the accident.
We were glad to be on the road again and had a beautiful and scenic bus journey up the east coast through parts of Sri Lanka that had previously been off limits due to the war. We made a quick stop in Pollanaruwa (a city of ancient ruins) but decided to leave without ...
... the bottom! Oh and hornets in Sri Lanka = the biggest things ever! Scared of a wasp in England? I would rather be chased by 10 wasps than one of these buggers! Dambulla cave temple = not worth it :( surrounded by monkeys, had to climb another 200 steps to get to it, and everything looked the same :( although it was quite impressive when we walked into a Buddhist cave and Zoe fell over the step shouting 'Jesus Christ' - possibly the most awkward moment ...
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