Weekend Trip February 26th 2019 I went on my first weekend trip this past weekend and had a great time! We started off driving up north to Hatares Kotuwa to go on an elephant safari. It was beautiful in the reserve and we were able to get really up close with the wild elephants.
The next day we hiked up Sigiriya (Lion's Rock), which is an ancient rock fortress that's 660 ft high. King Kasyapa built his palace on top of th ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Hikkaduwa 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
My name is Kaitlyn Simmons and I'm 18 years old. I just graduated high school a semester early and am setting off on a 3 month adventure to Sri Lanka and South Africa where I will be doing wildlife conservation work.
My journey will begin in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka for 4 weeks working at a Sea Turtle conservation to help rehabilitate and protect at-risk sea turtles while also volunteering at community development projects. The program aims to provide daily care and rehabilitation for disabled turtles with the long term goal to release back into the wild as well as protecting turtle eggs th... full info