Total Time: 6 days
Exchange Rate: 1 dollar=130 Sri Lankan rupees
Cost of Rice and Curry: 250 rupees for unlimited…you just ask for more.
Number of Cities Visited: 9, less like cities and more like towns
Number of Hours Driven by Lal: close to 24 hours
Favorite Place: Sigiriya
Least Favorite Place: Jacket market in Noralia where North Face, Columbia, etc. used to send their defects, but the factories have since closed, so they get fake defects made in China now!
Best Food: Home Grown in Hikkaduwa
Worst Food: Luke warm curry that tasted how dirty feet smell from our first hotel. We didn’t know any better. Or the rice and vegetables we ate on Thanksgiving, seasoned with tears!
Biggest Rip-Off: $15 entrance fee to Dambulla Temple or the $4.50 coffee from Coffee Bean at the airport that we couldn’t afford.
Place to Visit Next Time: Polonnaruwa
Youngest Person to Demand Money from Us: 6 year old boy during our hike in Ella
Most Interesting Fact: Green and black tea are made from the same leaves just dried differently. And rubies are just red sapphires!