Sacred City of Anuradhapura

The Serendib Chronicles – Day 95th Nov10, Anuradhapura, Sri Lankafirst published in http://furiouspanda.blogspot.comToday was a morning tour around Anuradhapura. The ruins, and more temples were spread out further apart as compared to Polonnaruwa, many of which were gigantic stupas, probably the largest in Sri Lankas. The main complex around Abhayagiri Dagaba…

Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

The Serendib Chronicles – Day 85th Nov10, Anuradhapura, Sri Lankafirst published in http://furiouspanda.blogspot.comAncient City of Polonnaruwa, that's the name inscribed on the World Heritage List, and the next stop in the Cultural Triangle for us. It's from a 1000 years ago, and built along the shore of the Sea of Parakrama,…

Sigiriya Rocks!

The Serendib Chronicles – Day 74th Nov10, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lankafirst published in http://furiouspanda.blogspot.comEarly morning saw us climbing the ancient rock fortress that is Sigiriya. Originally built into a city fortress in 5AD, it was expanded, used as a palace, monastery up till 14th century, when it was abandoned. Probably my…

Ayurvedic Massages and No. 3 haircuts

The Serendib Chronicles – D230th Oct10, Hikkaduwa, Sri LankaLeft for brunch at 10am, walking northwards along busy Galle Road, which cuts through Hikkaduwa, towards the administrative end of the town. Found ourselves in the local rice and curry joint, where we had our dish (130 Rp) of rice, dhal, black…

Introducing Sri Lanka

The Serendib Chronicles - Day 129th Oct 10, Hikkaduwa, Sri LankaThe Cathay Pacific flight arrived into Colombo airport at 10.40pm. After deliberating for a bit, I decided not to overnight in Colombo. Instead, we will take the public bus down to Hikkaduwa through the night, where W will meet us…