𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 : 𝐀𝐝𝐚𝐦'𝐬 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐤, 𝐒𝐑𝐈 𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐊𝐀
"Sri Lanka is an island that everyone loves at some level inside themselves. A very special island that travellers, from Sinbad to Marco Polo, dreamed about. A place where the contours of the land itself forms a kind of sinewy poetry." - Romesh Gunesekera
The quote above sums up how I feel about Sri Lanka. I could not have put it into words any better. From the ancient cities and ruins of royal places of Dambulla and Polonnaruwa, we traversed further to the highlands of the country, passing through Nuwara Eliya (the Tea City) into Ella (1,041m above sea level).
I captured this view whilst we were hiking up Adam's Peak, also known as Sri Pada, a 2,243m (7,359 ft) mountain in the central highland region of the island. The mountain is an important pilgrimage site. As we were reaching the summit of the mountain, we met a group of pilgrims (including some very old ladies) singing in response to a leader who was motivating and leading them towards the end of the torturous ascent.
We, of course, joined in the fun, much to the amusement of the locals, as we mouthed the Sinhalese words, not one of which we understood 🤣😂😋
I have posted an image in my "Stories" today, of me ringing the bell at the summit, to remind myself that I completed this "feat". Something to ponder upon when I am old and grey 😋
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