Roadtrip to Kataragama
Trip Start May 21, 2007
131Trip End Aug 09, 2013
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The whole town was lined with people. The procession took about an hour for everything to pass you. There was music, dancing, flame throwers and the obligatory elephants, that were also showing off their dance moves! I don't know how everyone participating kept their energy levels up - I would say it took them about 4/5 to travel the circuit!
We enjoyed a moonlit picnic of rice, fish, popadoms and dhal curry after before walking around and exploring what else was going on
We left around 1am and got back at 2am. Needless to say the journey back was very quiet as we were all absolutely exhausted! No doubt today everyone will be taking it easy and relaxing. I'm preparing the exam papers. The exams were supposed to happened next week, but as far as I can tell they have had to be postponed until the following week, this is because the school exams are happening next week and may children may not be with us as the time overlap. I didn't get it clarified so I'll prepare them for next week just in case!
There was a slight similarity between Kataragama and Belfast in that a few lambeg type drums were spotted!!