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Mar 3, 2016 - Buddhas and ruins

So, a bit more about Sri Lanka... It's incredibly green and lush. It's also incredibly HOT. The actual temp is only between 25-35 degrees but with a humidity of over 68% some days it becomes more than a little stifling. We spent today visiting various ancient ruins learning about the history of Sri Lanka, and searching for shade. The history is hard to follow because there have been so many invaders but for any amateur archeologists out there, this would be paradise. There are loads of places where all you see are stone pillars sticking out...

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Mar 14, 2008 - Tropical Rain at Mihintale

The journey was uneventful as I slept most of the way. The driver did wake me up at one point with a coconut in his hand – absolutely wonderful! About 3½ hours after leaving the airport, I was deposited at the Lake View Guest House, whose view of the lake was from about ½ kilometre away and involved being able to see a tiny bit of the lake through gaps between trees and other buildings. It was still a lake view, I suppose, but a great place to stay. Even the Bryan Adams impersonator from one of the more upmarket hotels up the road couldn’t...

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Feb 16, 2008 - A short trip to Mihintale

A short 20 minute bus ride from Anuradhapura is the small town of Mihintale, which is famous for where King Devanampiya Tissa met a Indian guy called Mahinda whilst deer hunting and agreed to be converted to Buddism, thus ensuring that Buddism became the most popular religion in the country. Mihintale being a buddist sight means that there's going to be another walk up a steep hill, and in this case their's a shrine where the king was converted and a dagoba (basically a huge buddist shrine) to visit, both at the top of a flight of 2000...

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