After a day of hiking many-a-mountain (okay, fine – just two mountains), Yaya and Lloyd spent the rest of that evening in Sri Lanka having calming Ayruveda massages and dining on as much delicious Sri Lankan food as they could lay their hands on (which was quite a lot).
Sri Lanka beckons with tourism jewels; Korea Herald
Ancient Gardens of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka; G Ryan Smith; Land8
In 2003, G Ryan Smith visited Sigiriya while on a field study abroad in grad school. At the time, he was struck by the formal similarities between it and the Renaissance gardens he was learning about in landscape history classes, despite Sigiriya having been built more than a millennium earlier. Ryan Smith was also struck by the apparent ingenuity and technical ability of these ancient builders in shaping the land and hydrologic systems. The gardens not only feature fountains that function to this day, but the surrounding…
Best of Travelife 2012: Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Caves are our most memorable UNESCO heritage monument; Travelife Magazine
Reflecting at year-end on the wonderful TRAVELIFE that was in 2012, this is part of a series of blog entries that will look at the best aspects of Travelife never-ending, and never-endingly eventful travels. This year was so full of indescribable and inspiring experiences — and we’re certainly looking forward to an even more amazing Travelife in 2013. Happy holidays to everyone from all of us at Travelife Magazine. * * * In Sri Lanka last April, living a TRAVELIFE, the writer had one of the most memorable visits to a UNESCO World Heritage monument this year — the ancient Dambulla Caves in Sri Lanka’s Golden Triangle, which date back as early as the 2nd century.
Source: Best of Travelife 2012: Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Caves are our most memorable UNESCO heritage monument – TRAVELIFE Magazine
A visit to Sri Lanka’s medieval capital, Polonnaruwa; Seth Miller; Wandering Aramean
Source: A visit to Sri Lanka’s medieval capital, Polonnaruwa – Wandering Aramean
Friends in high places: Sri Lanka’s Knuckles mountains; Ben Tarring; Guardian
Snakes and spiders aside, a homestay with a pair of kindly subsistence farmers was a magical introduction to Sri Lanka’s Knuckles mountains for Ben Tarring and family…
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