Sri Lanka

Photo Slideshow: Sri Lanka

Admittedly this was a very brief trip, where I wasn’t much sure what I was doing or where I was going. That made it all that much easier, though, to just go with what jumped out to me day by day. The interesting experience I had here in Sri Lanka made me that much more … Continue reading »

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Monkeys at the Peak

Because I’m apparently still a sucker for monkeys frolicking at tourist sights.

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Adam’s Peak in 9 Acts

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Kandy’s Itinerant Elephant Population

The other memorable daytrip I made from Kandy was to an Elephant Orphanage outside of town.  Having read and heard about two separate orphanages in the area, I ended up at the one I hadn’t meant to go to originally.  As I talked about a few days ago, a big part of traveling on a … Continue reading »

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Hiking in Matale

The first of two interesting daytrips I made out of Kandy was to the Aluviharaya Cave Temple complex. While the road-level cave temples were a nice wander, the real attraction of the place was the Sitting Buddha on top of a hillside above the temple, overlooking the surrounding valleys. After getting lost twice on the … Continue reading »

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Hanging around Kandy

Kandy city is itself of note mainly for the Temple of the Buddha’s Tooth.  Though nice and pretty interesting to a non-Buddhist in a “huh, that’s cool” sort of way, the temple itself is hardly enough to keep one around Kandy for the 5 days I spent there. Heavy rain accounted for most of my … Continue reading »

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Welcome to Sri Lanka

Hiking to the tops of holy mountains, trekking to temples perched on hillsides over the jungle, and a lot of time spent reading through rainy days.  Sri Lanka was way more fun than I had any right to expect out of a nine day stop between the Emirates and Indonesia.

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