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Sigiriya: the two rocks


Dias had to go, but his butler and cousin organized an amazing breakfast (and took so many pictures it was a bit unconfortable). Even the monkeys were there to say bye bye. We slooooowly packed, Alex worked a bit, and walked/took a tuktuk to the bus station.

4 hours later, and after the first bus overcharged us and even locals were mad about it, we arrived to Sigiriya! I was starving, so we ate some kotu, and walked around the Lion's rock moat to Pirudungala, the other mountain. We paid (500 each) and climbedit  in 10 minutes (reviews say 25-30) because we were afraid of missing the sunset, but we didn't. And it was reaaaally nice.

When everyone was leaving we saw someone forgot a purse, and after waiting and seeing noone took it, decided to open and have a look: pass, money, credit cards. And Alex overheard the 2 girls we suspected were the owners saying they were leaving next day. We decided to take it down hoping to find the owner and luckily we found her coming back again (she noticed when they couldn't pay the tuktuk driver).

Then a guy offered to share a ride back because there were wild elefants, and then end up having a beer in the rasta bar. For dinner we went to a place and while deciding, a couple came out and signaled me to run away from there, so we waited for them out and they explain that one was bad, the one next to it expensive, and the next one good.

Alex went to the guest house to get a jacket and asked the hostess if he should make the Lion rock, and the hostess said she thinks is is worth it, but someone already reviewed her bad because they didn't like it, for giving "false information". So I decided to go next day, and he would make a spontaneous decision.

Sleep: River retreat guest house

Sunset from Pidurungala rock, with views to the Lion rock
Published: 25 February 2018, by susana

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I travelled to Sri Lanka with Alex, and spent December 2017 and January 2018 there. We travelled with our laptops and worked in the afternoon and/or evening, so we had time to see a lot of places, but took it slow.

Entry 14 out of the 20 from this trip

December 2017