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Category: Sri Lanka

Serendipity

You may think there’s been no activity on my site for a while, but there has — in the non-code…

Navam Perahera

Perahera is one of the biggest festivals in Sri Lanka. The word ‘Perahera’ means procession and the festival honours the…

The Ruins of Anuradhapura

The ruins of the ancient city are truly amazing. Anuradhapura used to be the capital city of Sri Lanka and…

The Sacred Bo-tree

The Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi or the Sacred Bo-tree in Anuradhapura has a history spanning more than 2,200 years….

The Banks of Tissawewa

After seeing the Sacred Bo-tree I spent some time cycling around the banks of the Tissawewa and sitting in the…

Mihintale

The people are different in this area. They have a different look in their eyes than all the other people…

Anuradhapura

Getting here to Anuradhapura wasn’t hard, the ride only took five hours and it was easy to get a ticket…

Lowland Dance Ceremony

The original plan for the evening was to take in a Sinhalese movie, however, there was a twist in events…

Galle Road

I walked along a very peaceful quiet beach until I could walk no longer. At the end there were fishing…

The Turtle Hatchery

On a whim I decided to go to Kosgoda to see the turtle hatcheries. Getting there was no issue: I…

The New Oriental Hotel

After visiting the Dutch Church I decided I was overheated and went to the New Oriental Hotel for drink and…

Galle Fort

I took the train from Hikkaduwa to Galle Fort in Southern Sri Lanka. The train ride was an absolute pleasure…

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