birthday on Sri Lanka


As it was Ursula’s birthday and we had changes rooms (once more and finally Smiley in the old one the air condition was barely able to keep the temperature at 25°…) the hotel had a nice surprise in stock:

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And even a small cake Smiley

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As it was a beautiful day we decided to take a tuk-tuk (that’s how the small three-wheelers are called) and explore the region

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The bridge’s fence would need some refurbishment some time…

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Dried fish along the roadside

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The smell is rather strong but still nice Zwinkerndes Smiley

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The raw material (caught, ok hauled in, just 10m behind)

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Water buffaloes in a field

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The natural predator here Zwinkerndes Smiley

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A buffalo indulging in an old rice patty with some visitors nearby (the cleaning team)

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Yes, 5-star super deluxe Smiley

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It is really boring to take tourists around if they want to stop and shoot every 5 min…

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Another hunter

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A rubber-tree with the typical markings

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the plantation (ok, a part of it…)

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next to the manager’s estate a real nice example of a strangler fig taking over a victim

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It’s starting as well…

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Crossover buffalos’ way

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The afternoon thunderstorm (around 15:30) is approaching

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Buddhist temple

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Here we started walking up the road to a hill

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Where we found this baby chameleon on the way

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And more and more rubber trees

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Finally from the top the view over the hill country

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Well… Just imagine the mountains and hills in the back, will you?

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Ferns love water Zwinkerndes Smiley

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So all in all quite common fauna

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Here we came down… We still don’t know why we had to get up in the first place, but our driver thought it is nice up there. Saved us at least 30 min on the cross-trainer, indeed Smiley 

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And the experience what we wouldn’t have done otherwise – hiking through thick ferns, mosses, etc. in a tropical environment… Brrr… I got a leech once in the jungle in Thailand – not nice…

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Back down through oil palm plantations

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A oil palm

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rice patties (will be flooded next month again) after being harvested. They have 3 harvest a year…

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And more oil palms

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Driving in rain can be some fun as well

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Everything is very clean, proper and crisp

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A tea garden (no, this is no plantation Zwinkerndes Smiley)

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more close up

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A Buddhist shrine and worship place around a sacred tree (below which Buddha got his inspiration – no, not exactly this one – just the kind of it… Zwinkerndes Smiley)

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Looking at the statutes an old saying springs to mind: Bring food, come naked Smiley

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Evening was the time for more formal celebration with a special table, some nice decoration and atmosphere

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Selecting the best fish for our indulgence

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Lobster, prawns, fish, etc. – all you want

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They even got us some flowers

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And the lady is getting shy Zwinkerndes Smiley

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No, not only for us but they played quite nicely

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As humidity can reach close to 100% with temperatures at night around 28° air condition gets visible

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modern art scenes

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Thunderstorm over the ocean behind the shack

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So a wonderful ending to a beautiful day!

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