Is it Christmas already?
Trip Start May 21, 2007
131Trip End Aug 09, 2013
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The bus heading off at 5am, with our first stop being at an elephant orphanage. It's a big park where abandoned or hurt elephants are allowed to roam freely and are taken care off. There was 1 elephant who was blind, another who had a limp leg after being hunted for it's tusks and then 1 with an ear missing. I got to touch an elephant, which for the record are quite hairy
After stopping at 2 temples, we headed for Kandy. It's such a picturesque town, with a huge lake right in the center. We stopped at a lake just outside of Kandy for lunch and a dip in the water if you wanted. I just watched as I knew I would come out soaked, even if I just went for a paddle. On the way back, we stopped off at Trinity College (Kandy not Dublin) to see a church which is used for a service everyday. Most surreal moment was on the bus back to Colombo when everyone started to sing Christmas songs! Jingle bells, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, Joy to the world - they all made an appearance! Sure it's less than 3 months now!
It was a really good day and we were back at the hotel again for only a few hours as we left again at 5am to get back for school starting. So with about 8 hours sleep over 2 days and many miles in buses, you can probably tell we were all on fine form yesterday! To be fair, it wasn't that bad, but I was pleased to see my bed last night!
Today I was only with the Preschoolers for the first hour as I had to help out with the widow's scheme
So what does the weekend have in store? I think rest and relaxation in preparation for our final month!