|That's me a year ago! With N (in purple), her sister and niece.|
Meet ups with friends! N, one of our interns back then is originally from Kandy and since it was a holiday, she was home and invited us over. Her mother and sister cooked Auvurudu treats (Sri Lankan New Year) and we got hold of some goodies!
|Hubby with Ms J|
My aunt (who is my mom’s friend from her hometown Oroquieta in the Philippines) lived in Kandy for around 7 years and we were able to catch up not with her (she’s back in the Philippines) but her good friend Ms. J. She is lovely with a lot of interesting stories.
|Temple of the Tooth Relic, you have to leave the shoes outside|
|What's a temple trip without Elephants?|
|They come with white flowers as offering...|
|Kandy Lake... nice and serene|
|Our old driver Darshana feeding a monkey|
We managed to get into the compound of the Tooth Relic – Lord Buddha’s tooth for real. Although because it was a huge holiday, we did not dare go inside. We took a mental note to go when there is no local occasion so the line wouldn’t be this long. People go to Kandy for this mind you.
|Our dining area|
|Food for Thought|
|Would you stay in these hotel rooms?|
We also checked out a quirky house turned into a hotel, Helga’s Folly. You’d think the lady who owns this is a hoarder. The place made us want to do a photoshoot. Partly because it was pretty different and partly because the food took a long time. I wouldn’t recommend the food though but it’s interesting enough for a trip.
I would say our Kandy trip was disappointing from a tourist point of view but it was well worth it for meeting up with our friends. I appreciate being welcomed into the home of our friend more than going to touristy areas. But also not a bad excuse for wanting to go back there again!