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Journal of Leslie’s travels

Kandy

Yesterday was long and tiring so today we have a later start. We first went to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Buddhism’s most sacred site. I have a picture of the outside and one of drummers inside. We had … Continue reading

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Dambulla Caves

Our road to Kandy had a few detours. Our guide decided we might like to walk along a rice paddy. The one we visited was seeded by broadcast seeding and not the alternative method using transplantation of seedlings. We then … Continue reading

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Anuradhapura

Today we visited the first capital of Sri Lanka. It was established some 22 centuries ago. It is also the center of Buddhism in the island. The first visit was to the Bohdi tree planted in 226 BCE from a … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka

We started the tour today with a visit to the Negombo fish market. Negombo is a fishing community near the International Airport. It is said to be a sustainable fishery as it uses traditional methods. The fishing boats are quite … Continue reading

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Inle Lake

We had a long drive yesterday to the town of Nuangshwe which is on the edge of the lake. We are in a nice hotel in the centre of town. Today we toured the lake and it’s various villages by … Continue reading

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Hill Trek

Kalaw is a small town in the Shan Hills. It caters to adventure travellers and trekkers so you see quite a few backpackers around. We set off on a 20 km trek. It wasn’t easy. It was 10 kms to … Continue reading

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The Road to Kalaw

Today we started out with a visit to U Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world built by an ancient Burmese king. It is 1.2 kms long and I walked it both directions. At one end they were … Continue reading

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