A quick glance at Sri Lanka's cultural capital

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August 2nd 2018
Published: March 15th 2019
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When you're on a tight schedule and you want to pack in your itinerary as many places to see as you can, you do need to try to save some time on travel at least. That obviously can have a bit of an impact on your wallet. And so it did this time. We didn't really set a daily spending budget, but secretly I hoped we wouldn't go over 100NZD a day... well that private driver we got from Negombo to Kan... Read Full Entry

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At the botanical gardensAt the botanical gardens
At the botanical gardens

Loved the kids uniforms... One question though - how do they keep them so white???

16th March 2019

Traveling with Children
The two of you are great examples of how families can travel. You really have it figure out. Sorry you missed the elephant bath.
6th April 2019

Travelling with Children
I wouldn't go as far as to say we have it all figured out... as there is always room for improvement. But we're slowly getting there, learning from our mistakes. Still don't know how we managed to miss the elephant bathing... next time!
17th March 2019

Temple of the Tooth
Excellent call on not taking the kids to the Temple of the Tooth, especially at prayer time. We barely coped with the crush of humanity, so I don't think the kids would have enjoyed it at all. Definitely worth experiencing at some point though, even if just for the unique Kandyan architecture. We struggled with finding eateries around the lake too... with so many people visiting the Temple, I thought there would have been heaps of restaurants and street stalls in the vicinity! I share Daniel and Millie's love for Sri Lankan fried noodles :)
6th April 2019

Temple of the Tooth
Exactly our thoughts! With so many people around, you'd think there'd be plenty of eateries around. The kids were addicted to noodles! So good! :) I got addicted to curries and that incredible coconut sambol! Yum! Thankfully our taste buds got used to the heat in Sri Lankan dishes in no time at all and we could fully enjoy them. Loved the food! Temple of the Tooth next time for sure! Would love to go back to Sri Lanka and do a bigger loop around the country. One day :)

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