Stunning Sigiriya Rock

Stunning Sigiriya Rock

Stunning Sigiriya Rock I was next slated to visit my third UNESCO site in as many days, Sigiriya Rock.  This rock is so imposing that I could see it from the road of my homestay.  Measuring over 200 meters high, it towers above the surrounding area.  The fact that it is a giant plateau versus a mountain makes it that much more alluring and different. I had read a few travel blogs that recommended getting there early to beat the crowds and the heat.  As it is a giant plateau,…

The Ancient Ruins of Polonnaruwa

The Ancient Ruins of Polonnaruwa

The Ancient Ruins of Polonnaruwa I awoke at the crack of dawn, feeling well rested after getting to sleep in a bed for the first time in almost 36 hours.  I had a delicious breakfast at my homestay, although I wasn’t exactly sure what everything was that I ate haha.  To get to Polonnaruwa, I had to take a bus back to Dambulla and another bus up north to Polonnaruwa.  On the bus to Dambulla, there were plenty of Sinhalese children on their way to school.  All of the children…