Sri Lanka 2017 – Visit village at Sigiriya

Transport between Anaradhapura and Sigiriya

Between Anaradhapura and Sigiriya we drove by bus, and along the way we were driving with oxcarts, sailing a lake, visiting a village and visiting a wood carving workshop.

But before we left we had this view from our hotel room:

Monkey-tricks
Monkey-tricks

 

 

 

 

 

More monkeys
More monkeys

 

 

 

 

Driving with oxcarts

We were four people in each oxcart, and the local villager seemed obvious that it was fun to leave me to control this beef (in a long rope). I could only get it to go straight out and stop (by tearing a little hard in the rope), but I did not find out how to turn. It did not work to shout WHOA! 🙂

But luckily there was a local man next to.

Oxcart
Oxcart

 

 

 

 

 

Boat trip on a lake

After that, we got a nice boat trip on a lake where there were beautiful flowers and many birds.

Water-lily
Water-lily

 

 

 

 

Water-lilies
Water-lilies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit to a village

In a small village – who appeared to have occurred in honor of the tourists – you could see how to make the roof of a building of palm leaves.

The roof is made of palm leaves
The roof is made of palm leaves

 

 

 

 

 

The roof will be pretty nice
The roof will be pretty nice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then the local showed how  to prepare a vegetarian dish with eggplant (Aubergine), onions, lots of hot spices. It was cut on a large knife that you had to be trained to use. Court was cooked at high heat on a fire stove.

We were then served lunch, which consisted of the various local dishes. It was served in a “plate”, which consisted of a basket of palm leaves, and it had to be eaten with your fingers!

Lunch Plate of palm leaves stuffed
Lunch Plate of palm leaves stuffed

 

 

 

 

 

Return transport with tuk-tuk.

The transport back was by tuk-tuk, a fairly common vehicle in Asia

tuk-tuk
tuk-tuk

 

 

 

 

 

Visit a woodcarving workshop

The day ended with a visit to a wood carving workshop where we were taught how to cut the different woods.

“Coincidentally” they also had a shop where you could buy some of these woodcarving works. But you do not have to buy anything. That’s why we only ended up buying some small elephants 🙂

Elephants for sale
Elephants for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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