Travel Blogs from Dambulla
... morning our companions had breakfast near the pool. While they ate Peter and I played with some cute squirrels who liked to play around the breakfast tables waiting for people to feed them. After breakfast everyone swam in the pool even Nan and Aunt Sal. Pop was the only one who didn’t join us as he had forgotten to bring his swimmers.
All too soon it was time to pack our bags and climb back into the Van for our return trip to Colombo but on ...
... fare as he hadn't listened to us and had lied about knowing where he was going - he stayed outside the gates for nearly and hour, we called his bosses, he called his bosses, we said we would complain to the tourist police, he said he would complain to the police and after heated conversations in Sri Lankan with the lady we were staying with, she paid him the difference! We tried to reimburse her but she stated that as she had recommend and ...
... t read the brochure (it was in another language) to see what exactly we were seeing. The fact that it was older than Jesus was pretty incredible. I wondered about all the people who had come to this place and what they needed. I was only nervous once during this jungle walk--when we heard a group of monkeys calling to each other. I think Jonathan was scared they were apes or gorilla's, and he had me thinking they were coming for us! I was happy to ...
... we've seen on our trip so far it appeared we didn't have much choice. We were wrong. If anyone is reading this blog before going to Anuradhapura, do not buy a ticket. It's not that Anuradhapura isn't worth seeing, as the number of Buddhist stupas, ancient ruins, oldest trees etc make it a fascinating place to explore. But as the site is spread out over an area of more than 3 sq. km, there are people living in that site and the roads that take you around are public ...
... for 2.5 hours, Taya having already slept for an hour needed lots of entertainment. No rest for the Kempton parents on this road trip. Thankfully the scenery was still beautiful as we passed vast hills, and millions of paddy fields covered in egrets.
Many hours later we finally arrive in Dambulla at our hotel Thilanka resort and spa. The van is parked up and we are greeted by one of the staff with a rickshaw. He will transport us and our luggage to the hotel. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking