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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POLONNARUVA: UNESCO World Heritage Site

February 1st ~ Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa Temple

The Vatadage, Polonnaruwa Temple

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. Continue reading

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Fish Market of Negombo

February 1st ~ Morning in Negombo

Fishing boats of Negombo

We had a very early wake up this morning to go to the local fish market. The boats start coming in before six. The best fish are auctioned off to overseas buyers and local hotels/restaurants. Continue reading

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NEGOMBO: Start of our Gate 1 Tour

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Friday, January 31st ~  Negombo, Sri Lanka Yesterday was primarily for relocation. After breakfast we packed up, checked out and put in a request for Uber. We tried to get a vehicle large enough to accommodate all six of us … Continue reading

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Tuk Tuk Tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 29th ~ Colombo, Sri Lanka

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

The morning started off with a pleasant surprise – a large plate of bacon was presented to each couple at breakfast. The manager from the previous morning had left a note for his staff that we had requested some and they were more than happy to accommodate us. Now THAT is great customer service! Continue reading

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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: If India and the Middle East had a baby

Tuesday, January 28th, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Welcome to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Welcome to Colombo, Sri Lanka

We have three full days on our own to explore Colombo before we will meet up with our Gate 1 tour group. Establishing a pattern of arriving early to a destination, allows us time to recover from jet lag and get acclimated to a new time zone. Continue reading

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Sri Lanka: Just getting there was a wild journey

OK, I admit I am a wee tab bit emotional when it comes to seeing/reading/hearing anything even remotely touching. My sensitivity gene got an extra link. If someone says anything kind, the tears can flow like a faucet.

This can be a good thing, or embarrassing, depending upon the setting. When on an airplane, sitting next to a total stranger, it can fall somewhere in-between. Perhaps more toward the uncomfortable side.

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After a long break, we are ready to hit the road again!

Sri Lanka ~ Photo courtesy Lonely Planet

It is hard to believe that it has been six months since we got back from our cross country RV trip. Tim has stayed busy helping our son with his business while I have been stagnate. I am so ready to shake off the “snow and dust” and get out the door.

And we are about to embark on another fantastic adventure!

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ARIZONA: Grand Canyon National Park

June 23rd ~ Williams, AZ ~

The Grand Canyon

Our trip was almost at an end, and as so often seems to be the case, everyones energy level had faded. Shirley was not her spunky self, Tim had been fighting allergies that had probably gone into a sinus infection, and I was just plain old feeling worn out. We decided to reroute a shorter direction towards home. BUT, first we had to see the GRAND CANYON! Continue reading

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