Tea Country February 5th 2007 Bogawantalawa - The Valley of Saints
After making our farewells to the Ogiers, we left the Kandy House early to catch the 8.30 train from Peradeniya Junction to Hatton in the tea-country highlands. The train arrived about an hour late at the small junction near the Botanical Gardens where the station, technology and record-keeping all hark back to the mid-twentieth century. The train carriages ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
After I quit the sycophantic world of corporate life in 1997 and began to live life for myself, Lisa and I started to travel to locations that one or both of us had harboured ambitions to visit.
Unfortunately, it wasn't until about five or six years ago that I started to keep a journal of these travels -- initially for our own reference, and later to share with friends with common interests.
These friends have been encouraging me for years to put these journals on the web for a wider audience of fellow-travelers, so the plan over the coming months is to do just that... full info