Leala Hotel Sigiriya
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Travel Blogs from Sigiriya
... feedom fries (red: French Fries) I paid 550rupees included coca cola. There was a birthday party at KFC, music was too loud. The kids were playing, and I heard them speak English very good. Wowww.... I was really impressed. Vidia was right, almost everybody in Colombo
speaks English very good even the kids but in any other area such as the kids in the Village, they dont speak English at all.
I have finished my lunch then I asked people which ...
... a local psychiatrist on his daily field visits in Colombo, to experience firsthand how mental health professionals work in Sri Lanka. The psychiatrist (who I won't name), as we learned throughout the day, is a very eccentric man. He is one of only a small handful of psychiatrists working in Sri Lanka, and is personally responsible for setting up and running 9 outreach clinics. He came across as quite bitter about the state of the mental health system in Sri Lanka, ...
... rock which is actually the magma plug of a volcano that has eroded away, which is where it gets it's shape.
Apparently the King who built Anuradhapura was killed by his son, who then built Sigiriya (in just 7 years! And this was 1600 years ago).
The fortress had two moats- the outer was filled with quicksand, the inner with crocodiles) with a wall in between the moats and one between the inner moat and the rock.
... you take the stairs to the palace. There is a story behind the fame of Sigirya, which is told better on the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s website than I can retell http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/202
To our surprise, the government charged US$30 per person to climb! However, the views were rewarding. It was a long way to the top and the surrounding landscape was stunning. On the way up, we observed ...
... bothered by the fact that they don't have a huge amount. They almost prefer it that way. The odd beggar reminds me that we in a third world country but apart from that everyone seems really happy. Everyone had told us that Sri Lankans are incredibly friendly and this is certainly the case. They all want to help you and practice their English which has set a particularly high benchmark for rest of our trip which will be hard to beat.
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