mstravels' Guestbook



22nd February 2014

Wrong info
You seem to have gotten misinformation. Although there are some clearly visible new buddhist sites build by the military, there are ancient ones too. Kandurugoda (kandaradoai as you say) aand the ruins in nedunteevu are some of them.They have been clearly proven by archaeological excavations. If you take a look at really old artocles or photos, you will see them in the same way. :) The northern plain of Sri lanka was the cradle of the sinhala-buddhist civilization. It was only later that the people and the capitals began moving southwards.
23rd February 2014

Re: Wrong Info
If you read my blog carefully, you will see that I was careful to not say that the information I was told was correct! I merely reported what I was told by people on the ground, and my interest was to show that there is still debate going on. However, your comment did make me realize that my blog perhaps sided more with the Tamil side of the issue. As such, I have added in "This issue of history (who was there first) is, of course, still a hotly debated issue from both Tamils and Sinhalese." And I have removed the quotation marks at the end when I was talking about Kantarodai, to read "if soldiers are still needed to stand watch with machine guns over Buddhist sites such as Kantarodai (demanding bribes from unsuspecting foreign tourists such as myself for being allowed to walk amongst the ruins), the reconciliation process in the north is only just beginning." Thank you for your comment.
7th December 2013

BENA BULLS
Having been present at a Hamar bull jumping and scoring amazing pics and only having occasional contact with the Bena, your experience was sensational for this Ethiopiaphile. What a shame the bull jumping did not take place until dark, but that you spent the night there…sensational.
30th June 2013

Perfect!
This is a wonderful logbook. I like the way and the style it is written. Without any excess and any self promotion, it gives relevant and sharp details.
22nd November 2012

First met
Dear sir I think we have met each other in Ishkashim border and I did your permit,If any one want to come Afghanistan please let him to know about me.This my number,+93797622978
3rd September 2012

Great stuff, thanks! I trekked through this area a few years ago and your blog has made me even more determined to go back!
27th July 2010

superb
wow brother,u really had a wonderful journey aa..i just finished my asian trip and currently in india..i am planing to go pakistan ( 50-50) maybe..tc
23rd July 2010
Lahore - mosque

Wow!
Great photos Matt! For some reason I like this like this look on you!!
22nd July 2010

gulp
What can I say? I thought you were wrong to dismiss my own reservations about gong to Pakistan. From the account above dare I say it this could have all turned quite literally into a bloody mess? Other than that, it sounds like you had a very special experience!
18th July 2010

wooo
way 2 go dude!
From Blog: Balochistan
14th July 2010

sounds way too dangerous for my liking - what a scary story - die america die indeed. hope you get to upload photos soon.
From Blog: Balochistan
14th July 2010

funny how i found you (and your blog) whilst writing my own (and on this site no less) about Kaluts and looking to verify that it is indeed the hottest place on earth! Google eh?
30th June 2010

WOWed!
Dear Mr. Squire! I am absolutely wowed by ur experience.... please stay safe and keep us updated. fat hug and much <3
From Blog: Balochistan
31st May 2010

enjoying your blog very much! and yes, through the power of facebook i was able to creep and find this! hope the rest of your trip is amazing!

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