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Dalhousie: Climbing Adams Peak

It's surprisingly difficult to reach the village of Dalhousie, where we plan to climb the famous Sri Pada mountain, better known in English as Adams Peak. Although, we are travelling off-season, about two months after the main season actually, so maybe it shouldn't be so much of a shock to me. Still, tourists do climb,… Continue reading Dalhousie: Climbing Adams Peak

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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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Kandy – monks and meditation

We now leave the South of Sri Lanka behind, and enter into Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, starting with the city of Kandy.    While Kandy is more well known for the Temple of the Tooth, a world famous pilgrimage site, the city also has plenty of other culture to offer besides being the home to… Continue reading Kandy – monks and meditation

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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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Travelling from Galle to Rekawa on a Poya day

From Galle we caught the 32 bus heading east towards Tissaharama. It cost only 210 SLR for us together (that's around £1) for a 90km journey. After some initial confusion (there are different sections for arriving and departing at Galle bus station, and the departing bus we needed, was, of course, on the other side… Continue reading Travelling from Galle to Rekawa on a Poya day