Sri Lanka - Day 6
Trip Start Jan 04, 2013
20Trip End Jan 26, 2013
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We leave our shoes at the entrance gate and make our way into the complex
On our way back to our hotel we stop off at an Ayurveda spice market to learn about the natural herbal and spice remedies that make up this ancient healing art. The ladies buy a few items as I indulge in an impromptu massage to take the edge off. From here it's off to a batik factory to see how a processes of waxing and dying is used to make beautiful fabrics and clothing. After the tour, Chaminda provides us with a gift from our hotel owner. A bottle of Arack, a spirit made from distilled coconuts. We pick up a few "short eats" at a local road side vendor and make our way back home for a quick lunch on our balcony.
With the day, and our time in the forest, coming to an end we decide to go on a self guided nature walk. Along the way we pass the ubiquitous wild dogs laying along the roads and feed a local family of monkeys that we have met several times in our travels. In addition we come across a crocodile in the near by lake and a giant monitor lizard in the swamps, all within an hours walk of where we are staying. I guess that's why they told us not to go walking when it gets dark.