Monday, September 19, 2016
By Greg BollrudMonday, September 19, 2016:, ., ', Foreign Service Life, JED15-17, Sri Lanka, Summary No comments:
Our family of four spent a little over a week in Sri Lanka and covered quite a bit of territory. From animal safaris in the jungle to Buddhist & Hindu temples on the mountain sides, with train rides through tea plantations along the way, Sri Lanka was an amazing place to visit. We highly recommend most of the the things we did, and have included as much info as we can for you to plan your own trip.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Our last day in Sri Lanka took us from the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, to the Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage before heading to the airport.
|This photo is from the Temple of the Tooth|
Saturday, September 17, 2016
We drove to Kandy, visiting a tea plantation/factory and Ramboda water falls along the way. I won't lie to you, this post is still in the roughest of note form and i have to upload some photos still.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Today is split between taking a train ride to Nanuoya, then driving to Nuwarealiya (also known as "Little England") for some high tea and horse riding along Gregory's Lake.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Today, we visited a traditional Sri Lankan village on our way past the Sigiriya rock fortress. We also saw a Hindu parade where the people had hooks in their skin!
Monday, September 12, 2016
In the north of Sri Lanka, we visited the ancient capital city of Anuradhapura and then went on safari in Minneriya National park where we saw over 150 elephants in the wild!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Sri Lanka has several national parks that are home to leopards. The most popular one is Yala in the south, but it closes for September and part of October. So, we went north to Wilpattu National park and went on safari to see some leopards there. Like this one drinking from a water hole!
Saturday, September 10, 2016
To start off our Sri Lankan family vacation, we flew through Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was mostly to break up one long day of travel into two shorter days. The first night we went to Yas Island, and the following day we saw the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque before our flight out to Sri Lanka.
|Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque|