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Sri Lanka’s southern coast

Another monument of tsunami victims. Tsunami monuments or memorials can be found in many places in the southern coast. This beach area is famous for good surfing conditions: Lifeguard: Sri Lanka is famous for its fishermen on stilts, it is their traditional way to  catch a fish in a rough sea. …

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Our jeep safari in Yala National Park

Ayubowan my friends. Today we will admire Sri Lankan nature in Yala National Park, the most visited and second largest national park on this beautiful island. Here is our adventure. Tsunami Memorial at Yala National Park in Hambantota. It shows how high were the waves and the destruction they caused: This floor is all …

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Nuwara Eliya: hoppers and more

Beautifully situated among the hills, Nuwara Eliya is the centre of Sri Lanka’s tea-growing industry. Nuwara Eliya was established by the British in the nineteenth century. Today the population of this town is mostly Tamil and Muslim. Its climate is much cooler than the rest of the country. We decided …

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Sri Lanka: the Story of Ceylon Tea

Ayubowan my friends! On our way to Nuwara Eliya, we visited one of many tea plantation in Sri Lanka. I am posting my pictures here together with a story that I had prepared before this trip. The Story of Ceylon Tea Blessed with ideal climatic conditions for growing tea, Sri …

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Kandy: the Temple of the Tooth

The peaceful coexistence of all four religions in Sri Lanka amazes me the most. Within 300 meters from my hotel in Kandy, I had a chance to see people praying in a mosque: in a Hindu temple that was combined with a Buddhist temple. In other words: one entrance to …

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Sri Lanka: Kandy

Here are some pictures taken from the bus on our way to Kandy, the third capital of Sri Lanka: Sarong, is the “skirt” that many men wear in Sri Lanka. Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka, after Colombo of course. Our hotel was on one of the …

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Sri Lankan traditional village

Ayubowan my friends, today we will tour a small village and taste some traditional Sri Lankan food. Let us begin with a bullock cart ride: Rice fields, banana trees and village houses: Building a house: The two ladies are preparing coconut rotis for our group: Rotis are served on a …

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Sri Lanka: Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

Ayubowan = hello or goodbye. When people say ayubowan, they put their hands together and bow. What a nice way to greet someone!   Ayubowan from Sigiriya, Today we climbed this huge rock. It was amazing. Sigiriya is a very attractive place to visit that is why crowds of people …

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Sri Lanka: Mihintale and Anuradhapura

During our third day in Sri Lanka, we visited two very important religious centres and pilgrimage sites: Mihintale and Anuradhapura. Mihintale – Mahinda’s Hill. It is the place where the Indian missionary Mahinda met and converted King Devanampiyatissa in 247 BC, establishing Buddhism as the island’s state religion. The story …

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Sri Lanka: Dambulla

Hello my dear blog readers. Today I would like to invite you to see Dambulla. But first. let’s visit one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions: the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. Set up in 1975, the orphanage looks after babies or injured elephants. There is about 60 of them. They …

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