Sri Lanka

August 2023

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Sri Lanka (in Sinhalese and Tamil) Colombo street life: Streetside Buddha altar Bus station Sri Lankan staples: fried rice, kottu (= fried roti pieces), biryani In Colombo's Pettah Market Pettah Market: "Fully insured truck"
Lottery tickets stall From Colombo to Anuradhapura Ancient and huge Buddhist dagobas (stupas) in Anuradhapura Jetavana dagoba (3rd c. CE) Altar with the ubiquitous monkeys Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba (reconstructed) 140 BCE (!)
Ruvanvelisaya dagoba Ruvanvelisaya dagoba Young tourist happy to meet other tourist Altar in front of Abhayagiri Dagoba (1st c. BCE) Banyan tree with aerial roots Burrows pavilion in ancient Anuradhapura
Guard stone 2000-year-old Sri Maha Bodhi tree, a sprout of Buddha's Enlightenment tree Pilgrims dressed in white, chanting near the Maha Bodhi tree The Tamil north and east Jaffna Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil temple
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil temple Jaffna Butcher no. 1 Tuk-tuk Boat trip to the Jaffna Islands En route to Jaffna Islands
Structures for prawn fishing Fishing boats Village Hindu temple on Punkudutivu Island Hindu temple on Nainativu Island Buddhist temple on Nainativu Island Sri Lanka's northern-most point near Point Pedro
Wrecked boats lying about on Point Pedro beach Trincomalee: large banyan trees in Fort Frederick Hindu temple built around a tree in Trincomalee Boats near Trincomalee Estuary near Trincomalee The central plains
Sigiriya: people climbing up Lion's Rock Climbing up to the top Sigiriya: view from the top Ruins of Polonnaruwa Ruins of Polonnaruwa Tourists having lunch after visiting  Polonnaruwa
Kaudulla National Park: 4 elephants + 1 big tree Buddhist cave temple in Dambulla Dambulla cave temple The Hill Country Room with a view: my hotel in Ella Tea plantations near Haputale
Near Lipton's Seat viewpoint Workers in a tea factory Girls in front of a Hindu temple Kandy: devout pilgrims and bored kids Horton Plains hike Three men on railroad tracks
The south coast Tissa Wewa lake ... with buffalo Galle: Dutch Reformed Church (1752) Kids flying kites on Galle's ramparts Sheltering from a rain shower in the Old Gate
Market salesman daydreaming Neighborhood temple My driver Nuwan makes a cow happy Unhappy cow. Wanted to visit a jewellery. Wasn't allowed in.