Sunday, November 13, 2011
Polonnaruwa Vatadage is believed to have once held the Tooth Relic (Budhas Tooth)
One of the major attractions in the Sri Lankan Cultural Triangle area, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a massive spread out area full of nearly 1000 year old ruins. There is a lot of variety in the UNESCO World Heritage site, with some of the best ruins in Sri Lanka, amazing temples, statues, and a healthy variety of wildlife (mainly monkeys). It's easy to spend a full day or two exploring this ancient city, rent a bike or hire a driver and get lost in Polonnaruwa.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A monkey taunting a spitting king cobra on the beach of Mt. Lavinia
Late this summer I visited Sri Lanka on my way from Singapore to India. I flew into Colombo and spent a couple days in the city and down on Mount Lavinia beach. Then, since my time was limited and I was feeling lazy, I booked a tour through a company so I could see as much of the rest of the country as possible. I had a basic idea of what I wanted to do and see, and worked with the agent to come up with this 7 day Sri Lanka itinerary. The itinerary is something she wrote, and I added a few of my comments to each location. A fair warning the article may be a bit choppy because of this.