Our Last Few Days in Sri Lanka

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July 25th 2013
Published: July 29th 2013
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After almost three weeks of traveling around the beautiful country of Sri Lanka, our trip is quickly coming to a close.

Our final few stops included a night in the coastal city of Galle and then onto the capital city of Colombo for two nights.

En route to Galle, we stopped at Milkirigala (a rock temple), a blow hole, and a coconut rope factory. All were very interesting.

In Galle, we stayed at the Heritage Villa Hotel located within the walls of Fort Galle. This fort was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. The fort was able to withstand the tsunami of December 2004, which killed countless people and destroyed many buildings and homes in this area. Along the coastal highway, signs of this devastating event are visible - monuments, graves, and remnants of buildings and homes that once lined the shores.

While in Colombo, we visited the zoo and National Museum...and,of course, did some shopping.

We're not really zoo people but managed to spend 3 hours wandering around the 22 acre zoo. It is a very nice zoo with lots of animals you can see up close. We happened to be there at feeding time and were given sugar cane to feed to the baby elephant and a branch of leaves to feed to the ostrich.

The National Museum was a nice summary of all the ancient ruins and temples we had visited in the past weeks.

Sri Lanka - what an adventure!!

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