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7th DAY

visiting Dambulla cave temples Dambulla-Amaya Lake (cycling)

rain 22 °C

We had some difficulties during breakfast. They were serving stringhopers (strange noodles) and chicken in souce. We went for chicken. After first few bytes we realized, that it was way to hot for us. Later they brought us few bananas each. Ayway, bananas were on our regular menu almost each day of cycling. We were eating bananas during cycling and eat concrete food for dinner in the evening after cycling...
After breakfast we visited Dambulla cave temples. It is worth to see. There is a large golden buda statue and 7 caves with many statues all differet of kinds. you must climb many stairs to reach caves.On the way there is many monkeys to see. Monkeys are mostly not dangerous, but you dont want to mess with them.
In the temples, guides are real disaster. After 30 seconds I realized, that you can not belive a thing they are telling.
We had an agrement 2 days ago in Anuradhapura with korean girl Cloi to meet here in most beautyfull and fancy spa resort on island placed on Amaya Lake and shared a room. We cycled on full rain 14km till we reached the goal. Cloi suprised us and was already there waiting for us. She was now already travelling for 10 months and this was her last destination before return to home.
Amaya spa resort is really one of most beautyfull places I ever been. Hotel is fancy, but not to expencive. You can get full ayurvedic treatment for 25 eur! We payed for 3 person cottage 130 USD. Later we went in Dambulla with tuc tuc for dinner and back to hotel. I went for swimm in hotel pool beofre smoking seasion in the room with bar and cable tv.

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Posted by Mitja 23.01.2010 14:41 Archived in Sri Lanka Tagged bicycle

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