03.04.2009 - 05.04.2009 33 °C
We got a 2 hours bus from Dambulla to Anuradhapura, which is one of the ancient cities in Sri Lanka. We hired a car for the day due to the distance in between the ruins and also the blistering heat. Despite the fact we had a car, we still set off really early so we could try and fit everything in before midday! The ancient site basically compromises of various Dagobas and buildings, all of which are in various states of repair.
Along the way we also got to see the Bodhi tree, which was taken from a cutting of the original tree which Buddha gained enlightenment whilst being sat under it. This particular tree is officially the oldest tree in the world, having been tended for 2000 years! We managed to finish seeing all the sights at 11am (we started at 6am), and then retreated for the rest of the day to avoid the heat.
We are now in Unawatuna, which is a lovely beachy spot just near Galle, at the south of the island. We will be here for the next 3 days, with a day trip to Galle, so we shall write again soon!
Lots of Love
Chris and Alex xxx
p.s. internet is scarce in Sri Lanka, so don’t be worried if the blogs are not as regular! x