We loved Sri Lanka! We spent 4 days relaxing on Mirissa Beach then one evening getting a taste of the wilds of Tissamaharama.
The lush, green vegetation teemed with life and was such a drastic comparison to the every day stark, dry, flat, lifeless terrain here in the desert of Qatar. We walked with monitor lizards that were at least four feet long. A mongoose made a regular appearance in the garden of the villa we rented. Monkeys played in the trees. Dogs ran wild. Cows and goats roamed. Children played freely, with so much laughter. Everywhere there was life!!!!
While in Tissamaharama, under the silver glow of a rising full moon, we watched a family of wild elephants walk silently from the depths of the jungle into a clearing to drink and wade in a fresh water pool.
We’ll see you again Sri Lanka…….
Love Stephanie xoxo
Toque macaque monkey and her baby.
A toque macaque monkey after a swim!
Toque monkey having a snack!
A toque macaque monkey climbing up one of the villas.
A mongoose strolling along the garden.
A neat little egret looking bird.
Budda in the garden.
Walking in from the waves.
Local fishing at the beach.
At night, the bars along the beach transform into restaurants with candlelit tables.
Each bar has a table of fresh fish caught daily to cook up for you!!
This is one of the Groupers from the table!
Rain tree in Tissamaharama.
Bats in the tree!!
Wild elephants under a full moon!!!
Back at a hut of a local’s farm.
Horn to keep the elephants away.
A necessary mosquito net!!