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Day 2 - In and around Anuradhapura

Ah. Day 2 started off with some nice hot tea, Kiri rice and Onion curry. In all fairness, with no disrespect to the host, it tasted rather weird and I could barely go through half a Kiri rice ‘block’. 1,093 more words

Asian Countries

My Journey from a Regular Bicycle to a Motorcycle

I am an avid bike hiker. Astride my bike, I have been to all the cities in all districts in Sri Lanka except Jaffna. The planned Jaffna trip had to be postponed after the freak bike accident I met with last September. 924 more words

Travels

WPC: Temporary

Offering

The Bodhi tree temple complex in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, attracts thousands of pilgrims everyday. Many leave offerings of lotus flowers. TheĀ  Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, planted in 288 BC, is said to the oldest and longest-surviving documented human-planted tree in the world. 27 more words

Culture

Tree of Knowledge

Throughout my second day in Anuradhapura, I explore more temples and stupas and acquire firsthand knowledge of Sri Lankan history. For instance, I learn that a fig from the same Bodhi tree where… 110 more words

Train to the Golden Triangle

The second leg of my Sri Lankan journey continues at Anuradhapura, an ancient sacred city and northern point of the Golden Triangle (Polonnaruwa and Kandy being the eastern and southwestern points). 111 more words

First week in Sri Lanka

We flew in to Colombo and had two nights booked there. We didn’t find Colombo very appealing. It is a big, sprawling city, very busy and not walking friendly at all, and there aren’t many sights. 286 more words

Sri Lanka