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January 16, Thursday, Singapore – San Francisco

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January 15, 2020, Wednesday, Singapore

This is our last day in Singapore before returning home.  The time has flown and even now we must be reminded of some of the details from the first days of our trip. Continuing with our fair weather trend, this … Continue reading

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January 14, 2020, Tuesday, Singapore

We set out this morning with a guide for a reintroduction to Singapore. Since we spent the previous day exploring on foot, it was a good contrast to reorient ourselves by car. Because it was still early in the morning, … Continue reading

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January 13, 2020, Monday, Singapore

Arriving at Changi Airport on our overnight flight from Colombo, we are met with our driver and taken to the Warehouse Hotel for early morning check-in. Our river view suite on Robertson Quay is quite comfortable and convenient for walking … Continue reading

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January 12, 2020, Sunday, Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton – Colombo, Sri Lanka

Following breakfast, we are facing a good 4-5 hour drive from Hatton to Columbo. We are reunited with Sunil, our SUV, and the baggage chase car after we climb out of the Ceylon Tea Trails property. Having avoided the drive … Continue reading

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January 11, 2020, Saturday, Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton, Sri Lanka

Enjoying our first pot of coffee in our room, we are not in a hurry to grab the next meal. Arriving for breakfast, there is a hum of activity planning for everyone in the lodge. Our itinerary is to catch … Continue reading

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January 10, 2020, Friday, Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton, Sri Lanka

We wake up to a leisurely morning with breakfast on the patio and watching the slight fog clear over the lake. A sea plane lands either depositing new guests or removing them. Mid-morning we walk down the road to the … Continue reading

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January 9, 2020, Thursday, Kandy – Hatton, Sri Lanka

Early this morning, we visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. A local botanist guides us through the grounds and introduces us to indigenous plant and tree species as well as those donated by international dignitaries and governments. Highlights include the Palm … Continue reading

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January 8, 2020, Wednesday, Sigiriya – Kandy, Sri Lanka

This morning we check out and continue the drive to the World Heritage Site of Dambulla, known for its richly painted caves. Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass and it was here that King Valagam Bahu took refuge from … Continue reading

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January 7, 2020, Tuesday, Anuradhapura – Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Following breakfast, we encounter a little rain as we drive for 1.5 hour to the small village of Patikara Maduwa for a martial arts demonstration known as Anagampora. Students come to this site and other locations in Sri Lanka to … Continue reading

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