Kandy & Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka - 15 to 19 April 2012 April 26th 2012 After breakfast we set off from Kandy to visit an elephant orphanage but our driver guide, Jaywa advised us to visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF) instead which he thought was better and less ‘touristy’. The MEF charity has eleven elephants rescued from situations such as ill treatment from mahout owners or retirement from working in local temples. The MEF charity was founded in Aug ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Central Province » Nuwara Eliya 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
We left the UK in 2010 after retiring to travel ‘around the world’ for a year! Well we are still living 'out of suitcases' and having wonderful experiences in an ‘ever expanding’ number of countries - the world seems to keep on growing...... We have now written over 100 blogs, starting them initially as a way of storing our memories in an ‘out of body hard drive’, so that we do not forget any of our visits and experiences as we grow ever older….…We are just about to head off to USA, Canada for 6 months and we hope that you continue to enjoy reading our blogs.
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