Monthly Archives: April 2018

Polonnaruwa (visited after Anuradhapura)

This post is out of sequence. Polonnaruwa was visited the day after Anuradhapura. Today we had a long day starting with a visit to the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka built between 11th and 13th c. CE. We visited the … Continue reading

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Singapore

I have been here about 7 times but happily there are things that I have not done. I went to the Gardens by the Sea and I had planned to go to the Jurong Bird Park but today threatened rain … Continue reading

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Colombo

On arrival in Colombo, we visited the Parliament Building and the Civil War Memorial flanked by a wall containing the names of some 27000 military missing or killed during the conflict with the Tamil Tigers. We also stopped at a … Continue reading

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The Beach

Yesterday we had a shorter drive. We stopped at a place called Pereliya where the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami had a major impact. It was here that a train was stopped by people running across the track to get to … Continue reading

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Galle

Yesterday was another long trip to Galle. We had stops along the way for ocean views and lunch and then had an evening walk around Galle Fort built by the Dutch. It is a huge place and takes time to … Continue reading

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Yala Park

We have had two very long days. Monday we travelled most of the day to get to Yala for an evening safari. En route we stopped at Ela Gap for the views and the Ravana waterfall. The park promises leopards … Continue reading

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Nuwara Eliya

Today we visited a tea plantation, one of hundreds in this part of Sri Lanka. We visited the factory and were given an explanation of the process. They do process white and green tea and silver tips in addition to … Continue reading

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