February 1st ~ Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka
On the way to our next destination, we stopped briefly to watch workers husk coconuts. They are not paid for their labor, but are giving a percentage of the coconuts so that they can sell them. I think they received 25 coconuts for every 200 that the husked.
This ancient kingdom served as the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th– 13th Century. The rulers from this period built huge irrigation reservoirs. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight: We are two nights at Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that my computer is working properly and once again connecting to the Internet. I was frustrated for two days to not be able to do a blog post. It is a challenge to try to keep it up to date while traveling, and getting behind always makes it a bit harder. So now I’m playing catch up.