22 février 2013

Sigiriya

Breakfast is not a joke at our resort. It is all good and nicely presented and we are quite heavy, but prepared nevertheless to conquer the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka’s major touristic highlights.   It involves climbing a huge rock formation on top of which used to lay the fortress. We come prepared: Jeremie takes Noemie in the baby swing and I shall manage to catch my breath and rest as much as I can, being 5 months pregnant… The way up is mostly composed of quartz narrow steps that can prove... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2013

Dambulla

This is it for Kandy. We gather our stuff and hit the road in the direction of Dambulla and its famous rock caves. It is around 70 kms from Kandy and takes us two slow and long hours of driving nevertheless. Did I mention that our driver is not a formula 1 champion? The place is also known as the Golden temple or the Rock temple or caves. What we did not know is that the entrance is at around 150m above the parking level and involves a steep climb (stairs mainly thanks God!). It takes us at least 30 minutes to reach the top with... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2013

Temples around Kandy

Kandy After a good night’s sleep, we have our breakfast outside, on a nice terrace, in front of a huge garden. Completely recovered from the long journey and jet lag, we take off late morning for a loop in the deep countryside where we visit three lovely temples. All the roads we have seen so far are surrounded by lush vegetation on both sides and the way is narrow which makes it difficult to picture in all the three-wheelers, motorcycles and trucks. We arrive at a first temple in Gadaladeniya. The temple is a small complex on top... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

A Journey

It is a long day at work and we end up leaving quite late and rush through Beirut’s traffic to head back home. We barely have time to put the final touches on our luggage, and prepare Noemie for the big trip before the taxi arrives. All goes well at Beirut’s airport, and our trip to Dubai goes smoothly. It is nice flying aboard Emirates, and the remake of Dubai’s airport surprises us. We spend some time sampling fine spirits and noting down what we’ll buy on our way back. When we board the plane to Colombo, Noemie is already... [Lire la suite]
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