Delightul Sri Lanka Category

Returning to normality

It has been 3 weeks now since I returned from my first international Solo trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and I have experienced a real difference in terms of getting back to my ‘normal routine’ in comparison to holidays that I have taken with family/friends. The most challenging part has been my re-interaction […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack…….Part 9

Nisha tells me that he needs to visit the barbers shortly for a haircut and shave as he had not been able to get to one recently due the busy tourist season. Again I wonder how being on the road for long periods of time impacts on family life for drivers here and the logistics […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 8

I have a wonderful nights sleep at Yala Peace Cottage and wake looking forward to our next port of call which is Unawatuna and the ocean! Breakfast whilst watching peacocks in fabulous, as is the hospitality of the staff here and I leave knowing that I will most definitely return to this place to explore […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 7

After a hearty breakfast (I know I’m still full from last night’s curries but the food here is just delicious !) and lots of coffee and water. I am fighting fit and explaining myself to Nisha, who had to come and wake me this morning after my introduction to Arrack……….I make the decision to climb […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 6

As we leave this small place I remember to ask Nisha about last night’s prayers. He tells me that there are two dates in the year, depending on the moon, which dictate the crowd gathering for prayer here at Dalhousie, that I witnessed last night. Again tradition has it that Adams Peak is also believed […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 5

After paying the bill, I meander back towards the long flight of steps that take me to my bed for the night.   I can see the outline of Adam’s Peak in the distance as I walk towards the Villa and when I arrive it’s obvious that something of interest is occurring in Dalhousie this evening.  The area is now filled with colourful buses and […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 4

I wake on what is technically my second morning in Sri Lanka, however my body clock is registering that yesterday was just an extraordinarily long day from leaving the UK to arriving at Kandy Mount Villa and so today is my first morning waking up in this beautiful country. I had a very restful night’s […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 3

Our first place to visit in Kandy is the Temple of the Tooth and Nisha explains the temple, which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of ‘The Buddha’ himself, is possibly the most sacred Buddhist shrine in the world not only recognised by Buddhists here in Sri Lanka but also by Buddhists everywhere. I ask how […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 2

  It is approx. 8am and the temperature is now very hot, we enter the Orphanage and wonder around observing the herds then watching calf’s playing and being bottle fed, which is adorable……..More buses have now arrived and there are hundreds of children all huddled around the ‘feeding pen’ once again I am observed with […]

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Delightful Sri Lanka and it’s….Drivers, Safaris, Buddhist Monks, Vegetable buns and Arrack……Part 1

As I wait outside Colombo airport for Nisha to bring the car, I listen to the chaos that is going on around me……Car horns sounding, shouting, loud chattering, laughter and the distinctive sound of moped exhausts, all add to the character of this island at the southern most tip of India and it’s a feast […]

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