Posts Tagged ‘Sri Lanka’ (18)

Young Girl in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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5 Favorite Destinations of 2012

Monday, December 31st, 2012

During 2012, I traveled to 26 countries. I visited both the Arctic Circle and Antarctica, traveled through Eastern Europe, across the Andes, deep into the jungles of Borneo, and visited South Asia for the first time = Fabulous!

Of all …

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A Good Night’s Sleep

Monday, June 4th, 2012

While visiting Kandy, my friend Anura introduced me to a children’s home called Singithi Sevana, which means Children’s Rest. The home provides residential care for 2-12 year old orphaned and needy children from Sri Lanka’s Hill Country.

The Children:

Presently, …

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MESSAGE: Sri Lanka – Hill Country *Videos*

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Ayubowen! (that’s the Sinhalese local greeting).

The clear cool weather of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country is a perfect escape from the tropical humidity of the country’s coastal regions. The central highlands are dotted with tea plantations and the main city …

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Time for Tea *Video*

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Sri Lanka, previously known as Ceylon, is one of the world’s largest tea exporters (along with Kenya and India). Tea production accounts for 15% of the country’s GDP and employs more than 1 million people. Tea was introduced to the …

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MESSAGE: Sri Lanka’s Coast

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Let’s get this straight — Sri Lanka isn’t India. The country and its people have a very distinct personality and culture that come from being a predominately Buddhist state, with its own language, food, and musical traditions.

Known as Ceylon …

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Turtle Release in Sri Lanka *Video*

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Kosgoda, on Sri Lanka’s west coast, is the home of a turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Established in 1981, its goal is to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Marine turtles have been …

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Sensational Sigiriya *Video*

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Sigiriya, which means Lion’s Rock in Sinhalese (සීගිරිය), is an ancient rock fortress and palace in the Sri Lanka’s Ancient Cities.

Built in the 5th century by King Kashyapa, Sigiriya was later used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th …

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