Many holy places have impressive locations, and the Buddhist Cave Temples of Dambulla, Sri Lanka are, without a doubt, uniquely located.
She is a study in concentration. Hands on the controls, tentatively shifting gears, pink sari flying in the breeze. This young woman is my hero! Why? She’s learning to drive a tuk-tuk in a country where few women dare to drive!
If you ordered a Buddhist temple with everything, it would look like the Gangaramaya Temple. Buddhist temples span the spectrum from downright plain to elaborately decorated, and this one is definitely at the high end.
When we arrived at the temple we could tell that a celebration was taking place. Blaring music, people chatting, and kids scurrying about wearing special-occasion clothes. A Buddhist wedding.
Frequently in our travels, we’ve noticed interesting, eye-pleasing patterns that show up. They’re sometimes planned, and other times coincidental, but for whatever reason, these patterns draw the eye and beg for a photograph.
As Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors the prepared mind,” and our pleasant visit to Sri Lanka is proof. From the beginning of the RTW, our idea was to plan stops as we went along.