Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
Trip Start Feb 23, 2008
104Trip End Jun 05, 2008
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The next thing on the agenda was to head down to the river to get a good position to be able to watch them bathe. There were about 90 elephants that came down the narrow shop filled road to the river - all the ladies went to bathe in one section and all the guys to another. It looks amazing. Some would just stand and drink, others would roll around in the water while a group of 3 walked to the other side of the river and rolled around in the sandy bank. The trainers had a tough time keeping them all together! I went and watched the guy elephants play and there was almost some boy on boy action happening...
The elephants stayed down there for a little while so we headed back - stopping at a shop to watch how elephant poo paper was made. The 2 guys in the group got the train back and the gals made our way back in the bus. We stopped for more corn on the side of the road and also at a fruit stand. We saw all the types of bananas Lanka has on offer (red, sour, sweet, big, little... heaps of varieties!) and we tried some local apples and a strange tasting fruit which i cant remember the name of!
After dropping the 2 girls at the botanical gardens (no interest for me -- i kill plants) i got dropped of in the centre of Kandy to do some shopping and get on the internet. At the first cafe the power went off after about 5 minutes and didn't look like it was in a hurry to come back on so i went to the market and wandered around the fruit, veg, fish and spice section. I went to another internet where this time after about 10 mins the power went off again! I was over it by now so i went for a walk around Kandy Lake and too some pics before hailing a tuk tuk and bargaining with him to take me up the hill to the hotel... I chilled out for a bit then wandered down the hill with the gals to take some scenic shots, to buy some snacks for our train ride tomorrow before we made our way back for dinner. Great meal of stir fry veggies - so much of the food has a big Chinese influence.!