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Anuradhapura: the sacred ancient city

We caught the bus from Trincomalee, taking the direct road to the city of Anuradhapura, in the north west of Sri Lanka. Modern day Anuradhapura is a rambling and pleasantly unchaotic city, with many beautifully decorated round abouts and a very grand white train station. Just north you find yourself in the ancient city. Founded… Continue reading Anuradhapura: the sacred ancient city

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Sigiriya – tree houses and massages

And so we come to Sigiriya, where the wild elephants roam on the roads at night, and many travellers come to climb the ancient fortress of Lion's Rock. Often said to be the eighth wonder of the world, the striking naked orange of Lion's Rock juts boldly out of the flat emerald jungle landscape of… Continue reading Sigiriya – tree houses and massages

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Ella- A festival in the Hill Country

It was one of those wonderful chances that seem to happen when you are travelling. We soon discovered, when we arrived in Ella, that we had come on the dawn of the biggest festival day perhaps of their entire year- Perahera. Our home while we are in Ella is the beautiful Waterfalls Homestay. This is… Continue reading Ella- A festival in the Hill Country

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Ayubowan, Sri Lanka

So, the long awaited adventure to Sri Lanka begins for Rich and I. Five lazy weeks stretch ahead of us, just waiting to be filled with sunsets, surf, temples, and elephants.    Our flight arrived safely into Colombo airport and then a 45 minute taxi (costing SLr2700) took us into the city and our new… Continue reading Ayubowan, Sri Lanka