What Souvenirs Did We Bring Home From Sri Lanka?

February 14th ~ Back at our mountain cabin

Baskets to rest string hoppers on before cooking them

I’m almost done unpacking and suitcases have been put back into the cupboards until our next journey. After resting a couple of days, we are caught up on sleep and feel like our bodies are back on California time.

A huge pile of laundry awaits. Continue reading

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Madu River Safari, Turtle Hatchery, Colombo

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February 10th ~ Final day in Sri Lanka Our tour was rapidly coming to an end as very late this evening we would be heading to the airport for the long, long flights home. But first we have some final … Continue reading

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The Stilt Fishermen of Weligama Bay and Galle Fort

February 9 ~ Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka

Weligama Bay

Weligama Bay

Weligama means Sandy Village. Colorful outriggers and fishing boats can be seen off the coastline. This is also a great place for both experienced and beginner surfers with lessons available. The southwestern shores are a hotspot for tourists. Continue reading

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Ocean Road to Weligama Bay

February 8th ~ From Yala National Park to Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka

Weligama Bay ~ View from our window at the Marriott Resort

Today started out really rough for Tim. He woke up in a great deal of pain. Thankfully we quickly figured out what was causing it, as it was a do-over from about twenty years ago.

He was passing a kidney stone. Continue reading

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Yala National Park

February 7th ~ Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Watering hole in Yala National Park with large Sambar deer way off in the distance

What a wake up we got! Monkeys jumping on our roof. Bang, bang, thump, pound, clang. I think we heard thirty or more of them over a span of about five minutes. Not your normal alarm clock. Continue reading

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Riding the Tea Train and Yala National Park

February 6th ~ Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Ravana Falls, the wildest falls in the country

We had some free time this morning to wander around Nuwara Eliya. Tim and I took a Tuk Tuk into town. I think it cost 200 Rupees (approximately $1 USD). Continue reading

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The Tea Experience in Nuwara Eliya

February 5th ~ Nuwara Eli

Terraced hills filled with tea plants

Coronavirus

The effect of the Coronavirus has once again been felt. As we were driving out of Kandy this morning, Heshan asked our driver to stop so that we could take a photo of a massive, sprawling tree. The tree happened to be on the grounds of an elite University. Continue reading

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Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Market, Home Visit

February 4th~ Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Today is Independence Day in Sri Lanka and a national holiday to commemorate the country’s political independence from British rule in 1948. Flags are displayed everywhere. This is the equivalent to the 4th of July in the USA. Continue reading

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Golden Temple of Dambulla

February 3rd ~ Dambulla

Inside one of the caves

Golden Temple of Dambulla

Dambulla is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Continue reading

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SIGIRIYA~ UNESCO World Heritage Site and so much more

February 2nd ~ Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress 

Sitting atop a massive rock, formed by an extinct volcano that soars above the surrounding jungle, are the ruins of an ancient royal palace. Often billed as the 8th Wonder of the World, this palace complex is the most visited site in Sri Lanka. Continue reading

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