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Curti

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Curti

  1. 1. Journey Across Sri Lanka Sofia Curti
  2. 2. Day 1: Colombo QuickTime™ and a decompressor QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ and a decompressor decompressor are needed to see this picture. are needed to see this picture. are needed to see this picture.• Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and its largest city.• The climate is tropical. Monsoon season is May to August and October to January.• Buses, trains, and rickshaws are available for transportation.• Some interesting spots to visit in Colombo are Bere Lake, the National Museum of Colombo, the beaches, and the Buddhist temples.• Learn some Sinhala or Tamil, the two official languages, before heading to Colombo.
  3. 3. Day 2: Anuradhapura QuickTime™ and a decompressor QuickTime™ and a are needed to see this picture. decompressor are needed to see this picture.• About 150 miles from Colombo, Anuradhapura is an ancient city founded in the 4th century B.C. It was home to the royal court.• After exploring the ruins of Anuradhapura, go get a snack of hoppers (rice flour, coconut milk, and palm toddy) and lamprais (rice and curry baked in a banana leaf). The agriculture in Sri Lanka is dependent on rice, and many snacks contain rice.
  4. 4. Day 3: The Elephant Orphanage QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. decompressor are needed to see this picture.• There’s a variety of wildlife in Sri Lanka, including sloths, leopards, and crocodiles. Most famous is the Sri Lankan elephant.• In Pinnewela, visit the refuge for elephants who have lost their families and were unable to survive alone in the wild. There are roughly 3,000 wild elephants in Sri Lanka.
  5. 5. Day 4: Kandy QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. decompressor are needed to see this picture.• Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka, and is located between the Knuckles mountain range and the Hanthana mountain range. This differs from flat coastal plains of northern Sri Lanka.• Kandy is very scenic. There you can also visit the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic (pictured in the upper left).• Sri Lankan cities like Kandy and Colombo are safe for travelers. Military conflicts between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam ended in 2009.
  6. 6. Day 5: Sinharaja Rainforest QuickTime™ and a decompressor QuickTime™ and a are needed to see this picture. decompressor are needed to see this picture.• A virgin rainforest of about 35 square miles, the Sinharaja reserve is a national park and has been named a World Heritage Site.• It is located in southern Sri Lanka, and is home to species such as the green pit viper, purple-faced langur, and orange-billed babbler.
  7. 7. Day 6: Sigiriya QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.• Sigiriya, a town in the heart of Sri Lanka, is home to Lion’s Rock. Here, you can view ancient paintings, palace ruins, and beautiful gardens.• Sigiriya has a very old history. In fact, it is believed people lived here over 5,000 years ago.
  8. 8. Day 7: Yala National Park QuickTime™ and a a QuickTime™ and QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. decompressor decompressor areare needed seesee this picture. needed to to this picture.• On your last day in Sri Lanka, head south to Sri Lanka’s most famous national park and wildlife sanctuary. Yala is in a semi-arid region, but also contains monsoon forests and wetlands.• In 2004, a tsunami in the area killed 250 people and caused damage to the park.• The park is also threatened by poaching, logging, and mining for gems.
  9. 9. How Many Miles? QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.• During your journey through Sri Lanka, how many miles do you think you covered?• North to South, Sri Lanka is roughly 300 miles.• East to West, it is about 125 miles.
  10. 10. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.• Golden Sri Lanka Travels http://goldensrilanka.com/• Lonely Planet: Sri Lanka http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/places• Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-

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