Our first weekend out of Nuwara Eliya was a sensory-soaked trip to Sri Lanka’s steamy interior, a.k.a. the “Cultural Triangle.” 2,000-year-old ruins and modern Buddhism in action — or should I say, “in contemplation.”
In fact, the experience is nearly overwhelming, and I’m having a difficult time sorting through 500 photographs and many, many journal pages of excited scratches.
In the meantime, as I struggle through the perfect blog entry (life is so hard, I know), here are a couple of scenes.
(Oh yeah, it was my birthday weekend. That’s me above, celebrating.)
Making puja under the sacred branches of Sri Maha Bodhi, sister of the other famous Bodhi Tree, which we visited last fall.
Reclining Buddha in the Dambulla Cave Temple
Sigiyira summit on The Big 3-3
More coming soon (dial-up’s a bitch)…