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The Famous Elephant story.  
   

The Famous Elephant story.

We hired a car with 2 other families to go on an Elephant ride. Miriam was particularly excited about seeing an elephant. So after a couple of hours driving we come to this sign in the picture. We go in and ask if we can go for an elephant ride. The man looks sad and then explains that the elephant died 3 weeks ago. We were trying really hard not to laugh. So we decided to have a ride on the elephant statue that they still had at the gate, seeing as we had devoted the day to it.
Life in Galle

November 10th 2005
We have spent the last month living in a hotel in Unawatuna, just out of Galle City. The Tsunami damaged many of the beach front hotels, but they have been quickly rebuilt, and in many cases the water laps around the door step at high tide. The tourist industry is slowly picking up again, as people come to enjoy surfing, snorkeling/diving over the coral reefs, or lounging on the beach. On the w ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Flag 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
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