The cultural capital of Sri Lanka. We stayed a wee way out of the town up in the hills in a lovely little (well massive really) villa with our own cook, driver and infinity pool.
The grounds contained all manner of wildlife, including, as advertised by the owner, a deer which ran out 2 metres in front of me when I was taking a walk in the grounds and a frog that spent the day sleeping beside our pool
I have to say it was luxury at a bargain price, with stunning views across the valley.
The highlilght was a trip to the elephant orphanage at Pinnewala. The guide books are a bit sniffy about the place, saying that these supposedly wild animals have too much contact with tourists and, I have to say that, I think I probably agree with the guidebooks.
However, despite a slightly uncomfortable feeling throughout it was still pretty cool to be close to 50 odd elephants of all ages. Be warned it does have a sort of 'zooy' feel about it at times though.
The best bit, for me at least, is their bathing time. They are marched down to the river where they just roam at will in the water while tourists gawp at them and take zillions of pictures.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.