Sri Lanka

Day Two Photo

I’ve been nominated by a fellow blogger, Beth Bankhead at ETB Travel Photography https://etbtravelphotography.com/ to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate.

I am violating the rule that specifies “without explanation” by disclosing that this photo was taken in Dambula, Sri Lanka.

I nominate Leggy Peggy for the photo challenge. She and her husband have been everywhere and have great stories and photos! https://leggypeggy.com/

Bye For Now, Wonderful Asia

On the path of the Temple Walk near Tokushima, Japan

Today is my last day of almost 4 months in Asia. I am feeling sentimental about it….so many special moments, beauty, pathos, fun, learning, unbearable heat and food I didn’t like. Here are a few photos that I haven’t posted previously .

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Negombo and Goodbye to Some of Sri Lanka

Negombo is a beach town on the Indian Ocean, 25 miles north of Colombo. It’s gritty and the electricity goes out for hours at a time but the people are friendly and the salty breeze off the the ocean softens the harsh tropical heat. I arrived on Monday evening after a six-hour ride through the mountains that almost killed me, car sickness-wise. Tuesday morning, I walked a few blocks to Cafe Enviro to reintroduce my stomach to something more substantial than water. I sat down directly in front of a large whirring fan. A few minutes later, my host, Hiru, brought me an icy lime-mint-ginger drink. It was heavenly.

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Sri Lanka’s Flavorful Interior

I love visiting cities, even Colombo, but most have become so “globalized” in the last 30 years, I feel like I learn more about the people and their traditions by getting out of town. So I signed up with G Adventures for a road trip through Sri Lanka’s interior. We set out last week from Colombo to visit some of the country’s most important temples, ancient kingdoms and wild animals.

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