Monthly Archives: March 2013

A game drive in Yala National Park.

Friday 29 March 2013 – Tangalla. It is hard to believe it is Easter Friday again, another year gone. Sri Lanka is a secular Buddhist nation so there is no mass celebration of Easter here and life continues as normal. … Continue reading

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To Tissa

Thursday 28 March 2013 – Tissamaharama. I was awake ridiculously early considering we were aiming for the 9:15 bus to our next destination which  is about four hours away – Tissamaharama, or Tissa for short. As the coffee and pancakes had … Continue reading

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Meet the greedy little bastard who almost ruined my day.

Wednesday 27 March 2013 – Ella. Benne and I were out the door for breakfast at a reasonable time and went to a small place just up the road from the guest house that had been recommended by some other travellers. … Continue reading

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A train ride through the hill country.

Tuesday 26 March 2013 – Ella. I was up and packed so early I had to time to break one of my cardinal travel rules and drank a couple of coffees before a long journey; but hey it was 7:30 … Continue reading

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Adams Peak

Monday 25 March 2013 – Dalhousie. I think I managed to sneak a couple of winks in before my alarm went off at 1:50 am, though I was woken by the neighbours going out at 1:30. It is that sort … Continue reading

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I vant to suck your blood. !

Sunday 24 March 2013 – Dalhousie. The pilgrimage was quite loud last night, there were drums echoing around the hills all night long and a bunch of people chanting from, I guess, the top of the peak from about 5:00 … Continue reading

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The view of the hill.

Saturday 23 March 2013 – Dalhousie. I was not really tired last night so blogged until just after midnight and then read until 1:30 am until I was ready for sleep. It turned out to be a really noisy night … Continue reading

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Munchee Munchee

Friday 22 March 2013 – Kandy. Benne and I had decided not to have breakfast at the guesthouse as it just seemed so expensive compared to what we could get on the street, so we arranged to meet at 8:00 … Continue reading

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I want Kandy !

Thursday 21 March 2013 – Kandy Last night I bought a couple of beers in one of the local beer bars. I bought a couple of the normal strength Lion lager which has been my usual brew in Sri Lanka. … Continue reading

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Can there ever be too many monks ?

Wednesday 20 March 2013 – Sigiriya. As I had arranged to see the rock in the afternoon I did not rush around too much in the morning, barely moving at all to be perfectly honest. I had organised with the … Continue reading

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