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Kachcheri

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  • Day83

    Colombo - Stadtbesichtigung

    March 29, 2017 in Sri Lanka

    Nachdem die 7 Tage auf See verflogen sind, haben wir den Indischen Ozean überquert und damit die kleine Insel Sri Lanka vor Indien erreicht, welche wegen ihrer Form auch als Träne von Indien bezeichnet wird. 😊

    Als wir unsere ersten Schritte nach draußen setzten war alles so wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten:

    - Heiß (30 Grad um 9 Uhr morgens)
    - Feucht (knapp 70% Luftfeuchtigkeit)
    - Unmengen an Menschen

    Die Innenstadt von Colombo ist ein absolutes Chaos. Eine gefühlte Million an TukTuks, zwischen drin Autos, LKW's, Menschen die einfach über die Straße gehen, Schubkarren, Melonenverkäufer, Anzugträger und Kinder. Alles auf einer Straße plus Gehsteig. Unglaublich 😂
    Und trotzdem funktioniert alles reibungslos, wenn man länger zusieht merkt man dass dieses Chaos in jeder Europäischen Stadt einen Superstau auslösen würde, wegen der Unfälle die es andauernd geben würde. Aber hier, nichts davon. Keine Verletzten, Unfälle oder sonst etwas 😁 wie auch immer sie das machen, sie machen es richtig 😊

    Unsere Runde führte uns zur Independence Memorial Hall, einem Buddhistischen Tempel, einer Kathedrale und diversen anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten. 😊

    Alles in allem eine hektische, aber aufregende Stadt, die auf uns einen Eindruck hinterlassen hat.

    Und all das ist nur ein Bruchteil von dem was uns in Indien erwartet 😨😁😂
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  • Day221

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    December 20, 2017 in Sri Lanka

    To round off our travels with my parents in Sri Lanka, we spent a few days in the capital city Colombo. Our major activity here was buying Sri Lanka inspired/themed Christmas presents. We enjoyed a nice farewell meal with my parents at a pizza joint. Whit and I loved our time with my parents in Sri Lanka and we were sad to go our separate ways. While they head back to New Zealand for a summer Christmas, we fly to Switzerland to spend the holidays with our friends and family living abroad.Read more

  • Day89

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    March 13, 2015 in Sri Lanka

    Once more off to watch the elephants but this time in a more civilized way. We took the express train to Pinnawala to an elephant rescue park that takes elephants that have been orphaned or acclimatized to human contact and can't take care of themselves in the wild. There are now about 60 elephants in the area. A few still need to be chained at times but most roam pretty freely around the area as you can see from the herd coming down the street by the restaurant we were eating at to use the river for their daily bath.
    We watched the entire herd romp around the river and get their daily socializing done. Some played, some rested and others just would drape their trunk around each other and get close like they were old buddies telling secrets in each others ear.
    We, of course, did the same in a restaurant just above the water with about 100 of the folks on the world cruise that we have gotten to know pretty well after being on the boat with some of them for almost 3 months.
    The train was built in 1980 but recreated one of the old ones used during the WWII when the Commander of the Asian Command was headquartered just north of where we were. Much nicer then traveling by bus. Sri Lanka has come a long way from the days of the Civil War and terrorist bombings every week or so. It was good to see a country come out of something as bad as they went through with the spirit these people have. We wish them well. It is definitely worth a visit again in a few years to see what has happened.
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  • Day361

    Sri lanka

    March 28 in Sri Lanka

    Schulbildung und Krankenkasse ist umsonst. In chinesischer Hand. Es wird eine Palme wie in Dubai erbaut. Kauf und Mietpreise so hoch wie in New York. 300% Steuern für europäische Autos. Getrennte Schulen. Die Frauen gehen in den arabischen Emirates arbeiten und schicken das Geld nach Hause. Weiß ist die Farbe der Trauer aber es wird in weiß geheiratet ;) 54 Prozent Frauen. 7.000 Elefanten mehr weibliche.
    Tuk tuk kostet ca 4.000 Euro. Die Buddhisten glauben an Wiedergeburt, sie sind moderne Muslimen da sie Alkohol Trinken.

    Glückliche Insel = Sri Lanka

    Beamter bekommen Rente die für den Staat arbeiten. zB post oder Bahn. Alle anderen bekommen kein Geld wenn sie nicht arbeiten.

    Der Boh baum ist heilig nicht die Kühe!

    Ayu Born . Langes Leben

    80 Prozent können nicht schwimmen!
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  • Day1

    Colombo

    March 6, 2015 in Sri Lanka

    Nachdem wir leider nicht von unserem Hotel am Flughafen abgeholt wurden, sind wir um 5h morgens die Stadt nach einem Hostel abgelaufen - irgendwann gegen 7h morgens hatten wir etwas Glück 😉
    Colombo hat man in einem Tag abgelaufen, in den Straßen wird alles mögliche verkauft, was wir als Schrott bezeichnen würden haha.
    Nachts waren wir auf der Suche nach einer Bar - angeblich nur eine halbe Stunde von unserem Hostel entfernt... Bilanz nach 2 Stunden Fussmarsch: Kein Bier, keine Bar, keine Frauen auf der Straße, aber Party bei Pizza Hut 😂Read more

  • Day3

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    October 2, 2016 in Sri Lanka

    Ofereceram se para me ensinarem a joga cricket, o jogo mais popular do Sri Lanka, qualquer coisa serve para jogar, uma bola de tênis, uns pedaços de madeira, por exemplo...
    Recusei por razões óbvias, se fosse homem certas coisas seriam mais simples...

  • Day3

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    October 2, 2016 in Sri Lanka

    Ponnampalavaneswarar hindu temple, grandmother of shiva.
    A cerimónia começa o ambiente se torna ainda mais místico e de certa forma assustadora, tive uma sensação de desconforto como se tivesse recuado quase 4mil anos atrás e estava numa cerimónia da civilização Maya.

  • Day13

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    January 7, 2017 in Sri Lanka

    I rang up Kriya yoga studio. I wanted to try out the ancient yoga. However the studio was closed until February. To my surprise I was invited to the teacher's house where TTC (Teacher Training Course) is currently being held.

    When I arrived at his house, the teacher was lecturing his 10+ students yoga philosophy in Tamil language. I joined in the class not understanding the language but I felt something really good about the place and the people.

    I followed all the postures without any struggle. The teacher and his students were not expecting that I would be able to hold the postures much longer than anyone. Many questions were thrown at me. "Where do you practice yoga?" "Who is your teacher?" "How old are you?" "What style of yoga do you do?"

    The teacher told me to come back at his house next morning before 4am to join in their spiritual excursion to a yogi temple somewhere deep in the mountains 170km away from Colombo.

    I had plans for next day but the spiritual excursion sounded very fascinating especially I am inclined to that side of the world at the moment.

    I set an alarm at 2:50am thinking 'wow this is a little bit crazy, I am traveling to middle of nowhere with people I only met today'.

    During the day, I also visited Geoffrey Bawa House, Sri Lanka's most famous architect's house. It was the most stunning ancient fused multicultural architecture.

    The accommodation I stayed for the night offered Shiatsu massage (Japanese style massage). All the massage therapists were blind and were given a training by a Japanese master. My therapist told me that he is 36 years old and has a wife and 3 children. He lost sight when he was 7 years old. He was the best massage therapist in Sri Lanka.

    At night I had a brief visit to 'Gangaramaya Temple' and 'Seema Malakaya Meditation Centre'. I had a mixed feeling when people tried to charge me 3 times more for admission because I am a foreigner. In my country (Japan) we don't do that to visitors from overseas.
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