Adventures in Sri Lanka

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Cape Weligama resort, Southern, Sri LankaCape Weligama resortSouthern, Sri LankaI trace the shore for hours before turning around and walking back for hours more. Along the sand, across rocks, through shallow waters, on the...Mirisawetiya Stupa, Anuradhapura, Sri LankaMirisawetiya StupaAnuradhapura, Sri LankaConstantly looking over my shoulder; lying to the police; surreptitious drive-bys. This isn’t how I imagined I would be seeing this World Heritage...Dambulla Cave Temple, Dambulla, Sri LankaDambulla Cave TempleDambulla, Sri LankaFor more than 2000 years, this elevated site called Dambulla has been a spiritual centre for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. When the religion arrived on...Holy Rood Tea Factory, Talawakelle, Sri LankaHoly Rood Tea FactoryTalawakelle, Sri LankaIt’s raining. Quite heavily, actually. But that’s not stopping the women at the Holyrood Estate from working. With raincoats on, they stand amongst...Great World's End Drop, Central, Sri LankaGreat World's End DropCentral, Sri LankaTo see the end of the world, you need to get up early. So it’s before dawn that I get up and go to find the jeep that will take me to Horton Plains...Fish Market, Negombo, Sri LankaFish MarketNegombo, Sri LankaThe market is square and doesn’t have a roof, as such, just a covered area along each of the four walls. In the centre, the sunlight and the heat...All Saints Church, Galle, Sri LankaAll Saints ChurchGalle, Sri LankaGalle was built as a fortified coastal city with large walls along the seashore. It was designed with a European way of thinking – that attacks...Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri LankaTemple of Tooth RelicKandy, Sri LankaIt’s a hot afternoon when I join the crowds making their way into the temple. I take off my shoes outside and the heat of the stone ground radiates...Dalada Maluva, Polonnaruwa, Sri LankaDalada MaluvaPolonnaruwa, Sri LankaPolonnaruwa is an enormous ancient temple city, spread across a large area. There are different things to see in lots of different places. In that...Lion's Rock, Sigiriya, Sri LankaLion's RockSigiriya, Sri LankaAn old king of Ceylon built his fortress at the top of this rock in the centre of the country. He was worried about revenge because he had killed...Kaudulla National Park, North Central, Sri LankaKaudulla National ParkNorth Central, Sri LankaHere in Kaudulla National Park in the centre of Sri Lanka, the elephants are used to seeing humans in their noisy little metal cars. That doesn’t...
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