Found out why there's no mosquitos around. Evacuated to our room as all of a sudden they broke out the DDT. The whole hotel property became covered in fog as we gasped for breath.
Cloud of DDT blowing towards our room.
Evening wandering the busy streets of Dambulla. Constant sounds of buses, trucks, and tuk tuks - honking. Too many for the roads. Smells of burning stuff and fried food. Incredibly dense strips of small businesses - dollar stores, street food stalls, restaurants, cigarette vendors, air conditioned Cargill supermarkets, real fresh produce markets - behind which are farmer's fields and teak, palm tree farms. At night it is just men out.
Fresh produce stall in Dambulla
With the re-emergence of white supremacy at home, its sometimes uncomfortable but valuable to be experiencing being the Other.
Day 3 - Dambulla to Kandy
This was a really great day. I'm getting a cold (or more precisely acid reflux cough) and am lying here feeling a little miserable, but the sites we saw and the friendly smiles of Sri Lankans buoys me up. Today we ventured to the Dambulla Rock Temple, to a Spice Garden, and finally to Sri Lanka's 2nd City Kandy.
The Rock Temple was very special if very busy with tourists (including dozens of Thai monks). It is described as follows: