Category Archives: South Asian adventures

Day 14, 23 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – Pinnawala & Perahera

We have a leisurely 10:00 start when we meet with Anton and drive a short way to the Temple of the Tooth where the only relic of Buddha is kept. We are introduced to a guide who takes us around … Continue reading

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Day 13, 22 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – Kandy

This is the first day that we are able to have breakfast in the hotel and it is a very strange affair. We are the only guests in the restaurant and are shown to a table set with fruit salad, … Continue reading

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Day 12, 21 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – Yala National Park

We are up at 04:30 this morning for a 05:15 departure via an open back jeep to the Yala National Reserve. We see the sunrise over a lake en-route and as we get closer to the reserve there are more … Continue reading

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Day 11, 20 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – Sinharaja Rainforest

When Anton collects us for an early start, he asks us what we thought of the hotel. He tells us that although there are staff quarters for the drivers, they all sleep in their cars because they believe the hotel … Continue reading

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Day 10, 19 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – the guided tour begins

Today is the start of our organised tour. A company called Unique Travel (http://www.theuniquetravel.co.uk) has worked with Ella to provide us with a tailor made tour to fit our time scale and our budget – apparently not an easy task … Continue reading

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Day 9, 18 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – day of relaxation

We have arranged for the same tuktuk driver to collect us from the guest house and take us to the beach today and he is waiting for us when we emerge at 10:00. We travel for about an hour and … Continue reading

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Day 8, 17 July 2012 – Sri Lanka – tuktuk tour

Today we have arranged for a tuktuk to collect us at 09:00 to take us on a tour of the local places of interest. Our driver is a charming man called Chamdi. Our first stop is a twenty minute drive … Continue reading

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