Tuesday December 31, 2013, 73 km (45 miles) – Total so far: 308 km (191 miles)
We intended to leave much earlier then we did in the end, because the bye bye turned out to be a long morning chat with the owner of our “Boa Vista” guesthouse. It was already getting hot as we left at 7.30.
After having passed the town the road was getting a lot calmer and we rode along relaxed. The familiar scenery of rice fields, coconut stands and private houses was interrupted by busy, loud and chaotic little towns we passed on the way.
“Anuradhapura – Dambulla: Visiting the cave temples” weiterlesen
Monday December 30, 2013
Everyday the food is getting better here. The “normal” staff is back again and the manager is an extrem friendly guy and – what is most important- he can speak english. Today we got this local sweet speciality called “laweria” which we both love.
“Chilling in Anarudhapura: Searching for some sunglasses” weiterlesen
Sunday December 29, 2013, 13 km (8 miles) – Total so far: 235 km (146 miles)
Breakfast in “Boa Vista” at 8.30: Toast with butter and jam, some fruits, some spicey coconut and scrambled eggs. Very nice breakfast.
We´re going to visit the ancient city of Annuradhapura today. It was once the cultural and spiritual center of Sri Lanka and the formar capital.
“Visiting the Ancient city of Anuradhapura: Hot feet and the old tree” weiterlesen
Saturday December 28, 2013, 78 km (48 miles) – Total so far: 222 km (138 miles)
At 7.20 a.m. we started riding. The weather was cloudy but extremely humid, after 1km our shirts were wet already. We saw the first “elephants crossing”-signs and some poor soldiers from the sri lankan army did their morning sports program and were jogging along the road all dressed with uniform, boots and carrying Kalachnikovs. It was amazing how strong such fragile looking persons could be.
“Putalam-Anuradhapura: Meeting people” weiterlesen
Friday December 27, 2013, 68 km (42 miles) – Total so far: 144 km (89 miles)
LEFT”>As the “Chilaw hotel” didn´t serve breakfast we left quite early and had some bananas on the way. Like yesterday we cycled on secondary roads after a short stretch on the busy main road. Half of the way was an unpaved road, just red sand, but thanks to god it wasn´t so deep that the bikes would sink into it.
“Chilaw-Putalam: A taste of “off-road”” weiterlesen
Thursday December 26, 2013, 58 km (36 miles) – Total so far: 76 km (47 miles)
After a nice sri lankan breakfast in our garden we set off for the road. Surely this lovely breakfast had provided us with a lot of energy, for we had some fresh woodapple-juice (a fruit of the jungle, never heard of it before, but tastes good) and some sri lankan bakery.
“Negombo-Chilaw: Finally on the road” weiterlesen
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 18 km (11 miles) – Total so far: 18 km (11 miles)
We had breakfast at 10 o´clock in the guesthouse garden.We took a nap (still suffering the jetlag) and went to explore the environment a little bit by bike. At the beachside you could see a lot of bars and restaurants, but everything made for tourists, almost nothing authentic.
“Around Negombo: First little tour” weiterlesen
Tuesday December 24, 2013
At 4.40 in the morning we land at Colombo airport. Everything as planned-no chaos at the airport. As soon as we got our luggage and went out to the exterior area, I bought a sri lankan sim card. Absolutely no problem at all.
“Hello Sri Lanka: Taking it easy” weiterlesen
Monday December 23, 2013
Today we are leaving the german winter season for the summer temperatures of Sri Lanka. Our two bike fridays are folded and packed into suitcases and ready to go on tour.
“Getting on the plane: Change the cold days for the sun” weiterlesen