Polonnaruwa was the last stop on our weekend tour of the cultural triangle. Of the 3 sites within the triangle, it was the furthest east and therefore in slightly dodgey grounds. We were advised that due to the civil war we should only go so far north and so far east, and Polonnaruwa was right on the […]
Anuradhapura is the capital of Sri Lanka’s North Central Province. It’s a city famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also reported to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
If you haven’t already guessed, Anuradhapura will be the focus of this second part of […]
The Dambulla Cave Temple is just one of the many jewels in Sri Lankas Cultural Triangle crown. The Cultural Triangle is situated in the centre of the island and covers an area which includes the World Heritage cultural sites of:
the Ancient City of Dambulla and its cave temple,
the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa and its palace ruins,
the Sacred […]
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants all rolled into one. Located at Pinnawala village, in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka, I was lucky enough to make a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage during my time in Sri Lanka, although I did leave it a little late – my last full day. Here’s a little bit […]
In simplest term, Sigiriya is a town with a large stone and ancient rock palace ruin located on the top (Sigiriya Rock). Located in the Matale District of Central Province. The nearest city to Sigiriya is Dambulla, which itself is of major significance. Dambulla forms part of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
Dambulla – Visit Dambulla’s sacred temple – the Golden Temple […]
Having spent a couple of months living and teaching in Sri Lanka, I feel I got to know the country quite well during my time there. When not teaching over the weekend, I would set out with friends to explore what this amazing country had to offer. In short I feel in love with Sri Lanka and […]
Volunteering can be quite expensive, it looks great on your CV and promises to get you as close to living in a local community as possible, but prices can sometimes reach into the thousand’s, add to that the costs of your flights, travel equipment and insurance and it can all seem very pricey. But is […]
Adam’s Peak is a 2,243 metres (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well-known for the Sri Pada “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 metres (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, in Buddhist tradition it is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Muslim and Christian […]
…. I’M IN A GLASS CAGE OF EMOTION!!!
That’s it, all done at travelers, one more night then off to Thailand. Don’t think I’ve ever been this nervous about anything, actually feel quite sick … but I doubt you wanted to know that. Just said goodbye to Samie, she’s off home and now I’m on my […]
Hello once again ladies & gents, boys and girls. As I sit writing this, watching rangers score a last minute winner over Cardiff (had to get that in! It was on TV too so everyone could see it, HA!) … I am once again back in Ja Ela, having arrived back in Sri Lanka yesterday […]