Dienstag, 3. März 2015

SRI LANKA


Impressive landscapes, flavourful food, very warm and welcoming people, famous tea, impressive temples, timeless ruins, oodles of colourful plants and animal, rolling surf and for us most notably; endless stretches of perfect beaches.

Welcome to Sri Lanka

 

Tangalla Beach

 

Getting started

 

the first Lankan curry; an impression of how spicy it will get


and colourful soroundings
feels like being back home, our first room in Kandy




Streetlife

 

Sri Lanka has by far the highest Tuk Tuk density we have ever seen

Tuk Tuk drive through
in the busy streets of Kandy
Coconut sellers in the well preserved town of Galle




street vendors in the new town of Galle


nature is slowly claiming back what belongs to it


bustling Matara






downtown Colombo


Viharamahadevi Park



beautiful Galle





 

Religion and Traditions


traditional performance
the tooth relic temple by night



offerings for the prayer






the temple by day





inside the temple






Peace Pagoda near Unawatuna








Mosque in Galle
Parevi Duwa in Matara
Lankan Jugendstil in Colombo




Sri Kailasanathar Swami Devashthanam Hinu Temple

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple








Flora and Fauna

 

 

cheeky monkeys in Kandy



little monitor lizard we met on a jungle walk

rice fields in the highlands

Chipmunks playing around our balcony



Peacock is trying to defend the way to a Secret Beach










our backyard in Unawatuna

Elephant ready for a big ceremony in Colombo


 

Hang out with the locals


 

our friends and hosts from Peace and Plenty in Galle

kids throughout the country



family on their way to a wedding in Colombo, was awesome to meet them



 
our Coconut provider






On the Road and Rails

 

cab in Tangalla



at the station in Kandy

we allready had better ideas than to travel down the coast during rush hour, but still, worth the experience :-)











thanks to the helpful people it's easy to find the right bus


exploring Colombo in a pink Tuk Tuk

 






Foods and Markets

 

 

heaps of sweet Rambutans
Lankan Muesli
getting dressed



Ice Cream vendor in Mirissa




wheeled Bakery


on the market in Matara














yummy Vegetable Rottis




catch of the day at the beach of Mirissa



traditional fishermen on theis Stilts


The Beaches

 

the first glimpse of Tangalla Beach
kilometers long and hardly anybody around















after a walk through the jungle, we made it to the Secret Beach



a beautiful little bay with calm waters



never wanna leave Mirissa

 









where the black and white sand mingles to a nice pattern














 the moonstone blue bay of Unawatuna




 

Random Pics

 












Galle Lighthouse



 

Some other days in Paradise had come to an end, 

enriched with good vibes,  amazing experiences 

and bags jam packed with colourful fabrics and tasty spices.