Travels in Sri Lanka – Day 7

September 28, 2010

29th September 2010

Will make the long drive to Colombo for our flight home to the U.K..

It has been a remarkable trip to India and Sri Lanka and we have seen many different aspects of life both human and animal.  Our Travels have provided a fresh insight to the human condition.

Travels in Sri Lanka – Day 6

September 28, 2010

Planned to spend the whole day on the beach or by the pool but woke up to steady heavy rain.  Took a prolonged leisurely breakfast instead.

Travels in Sri Lanka – Day 5

September 28, 2010

27th September 2010

Checked out of the Grand Hotel at eight am and travelled through Tea Plantation country towards the beach resort of Beruwela.  On the way we stopped at the Tea Castle for a cup of tea.

It was a long winding journey down a long narrow road with many hairpin bends.  The views were spectacular; we passed by a number of waterfalls.

The drive was tiring and we did not arrive at our destination until six pm where we checked into the Riverina Hotel.

Travels in Sri Lanka – Day 4

September 26, 2010

26th September 2010

Left Kandy for the hill station of Nuwara Eliya.  On the way we visited a wood carving workshop

then a tea plantation.

We arrived at our destination at 3.15 and checked into the Grand Hotel for a one night stay.

Travels in Sri Lanka – Day 3

September 26, 2010

25th September 2010

I was unable to connect to the Internet at the Topaz Hotel so will try again at our next stop.  This morning we toured the Botanical Gardens in Kandy which are well set out and well worth a look.

In the evening we saw some Sri Lankan dancing performed by the Kandy Dancers.  This was followed by fire eating, and hot coal walking.

Then we visited the Temple of the Tooth where the sacred tooth of the Buddha is kept.

Travels in Sri Lanka – Day 2

September 26, 2010

24th September 2010

Left Colombo and headed for Kandy.  On the way we stopped at the Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary to see the bathing and feeding of the baby elephants.  The santary was established in 1975 to protect young wild elephants either lost or abandoned and is set in 25 acres of lush forest.

We then visited a Spice Farm before continuing to Kandy to check into a hilltop inn called the Topaz Hotel

Travels in Sri Lanka – Day 1

September 23, 2010

23rd September 2010

We arrived in Colombo late last night and spent the morning touring the city.  The city is in marked contrast to those we saw in India.  It is much cleaner and far less congested.  The pace of life is slower.  It seems safer but less exciting.  Still it is early days.  The Hindu and Buddhist shrines are striking and well worth seeing.

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