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Our first curry of the trip on Qatar Airways

Our first curry of the trip on Qatar Airways

A Colombo street

A Colombo street

Elephant safari at Habanara

Elephant safari at Habanara

Lunch on day 1: a selection of curried items

Lunch on day 1: a selection of curried items

Raddish, pumpkin, aubergene, onion leaves, banana flower, green beans, chicken curry

Off we go!

Off we go!

Through the water

Through the water

Posing with our elephant

Posing with our elephant

Sigiryia Rock

Sigiryia Rock

I found a new job as a Mahoot

I found a new job as a Mahoot

Dan on the inner moat

Dan on the inner moat

The journey to the top begins...

The journey to the top begins...

The inner moat

The inner moat

Monkeys!

Monkeys!

Shhhhh!

Shhhhh!

The only way is up!

The only way is up!

Fresco paintings

Fresco paintings

Check out the women with the 3 nipples...

Check out the women with the 3 nipples...

The final stage

The final stage

View from not quite the top

View from not quite the top

Yeah, I made it to the top! (all 2002 steps)

Yeah, I made it to the top!  (all 2002 steps)

You can see for miles

You can see for miles

Dan at the top

Dan at the top

Pretty view

Pretty view

Me at the top

Me at the top

A former swimming pool

A former swimming pool

That blue spot in the middle of the picture is our hotel´s pool!

That blue spot in the middle of the picture is our hotel´s pool!

Time to head back down

Time to head back down

A rest to watch the sunset

A rest to watch the sunset

Our room at the Sigiryia Village Hotel

Our room at the Sigiryia Village Hotel

Dog for sale...

Dog for sale...

The sitting area

The sitting area

Outside our room

Outside our room

Breakfast - check out the weird fruit

Breakfast - check out the weird fruit

A view of Sigiryia from the hotel

A view of Sigiryia from the hotel

Rice drying in the sun

Rice drying in the sun

Resevoir

Resevoir

Budha shrine

Budha shrine

Fish

Fish

Arty picture of the resevoir

Arty picture of the resevoir

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa

Dan woz ere (so was the Queen! though not at the same time)

Dan woz ere (so was the Queen!  though not at the same time)

Ancient temple

Ancient temple

Inside the temple

Inside the temple

Seven storey building

Seven storey building

Budha

Budha

Gal Viharaya

Gal Viharaya

Cheeky monkies and Budha

Cheeky monkies and Budha

Lotus Pond

Lotus Pond

Lunch on Day 2

Lunch on Day 2

In the restaurant garden

In the restaurant garden

Monkies on the roof of our bungalow

Monkies on the roof of our bungalow

A surprise from our room boy on our last night

A surprise from our room boy on our last night

A surprise for our room boy in return

A surprise for our room boy in return

Big ugly gold Budha

Big ugly gold Budha

Dambulla museum

Dambulla museum

Inside one of the rock temples

Inside one of the rock temples

The entrance

The entrance

The roof of a temple

The roof of a temple

On the way up to Dambulla Rock Temple

On the way up to Dambulla Rock Temple

Wiggy monkey

Wiggy monkey

Jack Fruit - The largest fruit in the world

Jack Fruit - The largest fruit in the world

Cardamom

Cardamom

Sprice garden

Sprice garden

Cocoa beans

Cocoa beans

Pineapple

Pineapple

Ginger

Ginger

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

A free massage

A free massage

Our room at Mahaweli Reach

Our room at Mahaweli Reach

A drink in the bar

A drink in the bar

Kandy Lake

Kandy Lake

Batik factory

Batik factory

Fire walkers at the Kandy Cultural Show

Fire walkers at the Kandy Cultural Show

Ow!

Ow!

Inside the Temple of the Tooth

Inside the Temple of the Tooth

Kandy Lake at night

Kandy Lake at night

Budha statue

Budha statue

The Millennium Elephant Foundation

The Millennium Elephant Foundation

Bandari baths us!

Bandari baths us!

Bathing an elephant

Bathing an elephant

Having a ride

Having a ride

He was very big!

He was very big!

Happy Dan & Lorna with Bandari

Happy Dan & Lorna with Bandari

Dan feeds Bandari

Dan feeds Bandari

This poor elephant is blind...

This poor elephant is blind...

My turn

My turn

Bath time in the river

Bath time in the river

Elephants at the Pinawella Elephant Orphanage

Elephants at the Pinawella Elephant Orphanage

Elephant suncream

Elephant suncream

Me and the elephants

Me and the elephants

Baby elephant

Baby elephant

More elephants!

More elephants!

A night view of the pool from the bar

A night view of the pool from the bar

Elephants we a big feature of this holiday...

Elephants we a big feature of this holiday...

My breakfast!

My breakfast!

Pretty flower at the Kandy Botanical Gardens

Pretty flower at the Kandy Botanical Gardens

These coconuts take 10 years to grow!

These coconuts take 10 years to grow!

Me in the botanical gardens

Me in the botanical gardens

Huge tree!

Huge tree!

See them leaves on the tree? They´re not leaves - it´s bats!

See them leaves on the tree?  They´re not leaves - it´s bats!

More pretty flowers

More pretty flowers

More bats

More bats

Canonball Tree

Canonball Tree

Tea Plantations

Tea Plantations

Up in the Hill Country

Up in the Hill Country

Tea factory - the wilting machine

Tea factory - the wilting machine

No, I have not been superimposed on this picture...

No, I have not been superimposed on this picture...

My Mam used one of these!

My Mam used one of these!

The drying machine - it´s nearly tea!

The drying machine - it´s nearly tea!

The tea factory

The tea factory

My lunch - it´s all for me!

My lunch - it´s all for me!

The gardens at St Andrew´s Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

The gardens at St Andrew´s Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Our room

Our room

Breakfast Course 1

Breakfast Course 1

Breakfast Course 2

Breakfast Course 2

Breakfast Course 3

Breakfast Course 3

I´ve found another job - a tea picker!

I´ve found another job - a tea picker!

Adam´s Peak

Adam´s Peak

St Andrews Hotel

St Andrews Hotel

A very tall tree

A very tall tree

Waterfall

Waterfall

More waterfalls

More waterfalls

More tea

More tea

Do you recognise this picture?

Do you recognise this picture?

Our room at the Mermaid Hotel, Kalutara

Our room at the Mermaid Hotel, Kalutara

A Bridge over the River Kwai was filmed here

A Bridge over the River Kwai was filmed here

The hotel gardens

The hotel gardens

Dan in the bar, well, we are all-inclusive!

Dan in the bar, well, we are all-inclusive!

Sunset

Sunset

Time for a drink and some shade

Time for a drink and some shade

The pool and bar

The pool and bar

Kalutara Beach

Kalutara Beach

The pool

The pool

Temple in Kalutara

Temple in Kalutara

Me with my flower corsage on Valentine´s Day

Me with my flower corsage on Valentine´s Day

Dan, in the bar

Dan, in the bar

A tree climber

A tree climber

It´s a long way up!

It´s a long way up!

No safety harness!

No safety harness!

One of the friendly chipmunks

One of the friendly chipmunks

Dan relaxes in the sun

Dan relaxes in the sun

Me in the gardens

Me in the gardens

King coconut cocktails

King coconut cocktails

One last picture on the beachMerm

One last picture on the beachMerm

A drink in the Hangar Bar at Colombo airport

A drink in the Hangar Bar at Colombo airport

Thanks Mermaid Hotel!

Thanks Mermaid Hotel!

Back in England! Where´s the sun?

Back in England!  Where´s the sun?