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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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It will take us three flights and a bit more than 20 hours in the air to get to Sri Lanka from here. We head to YVR tomorrow evening. We are making a two-night stopover in Kuala Lumpur on the way though.

I did find this photograph shot during one of many Sri Lankan visits. This was my very first time on the island. Jay and I haven't changed much so you might find it hard to believe this was taken 33 years ago.

In Sri Lanka in 1986

We were definitely at botanical gardens; however, there are five, well-known ones in Sri Lanka. I'm fairly sure this was Hakgala, which started as a tea cultivation experiment in the 1860s. The area is 7100 ft above sea level in the mountains near Nuwara Eliya. Interestingly, legend suggests this site was called Ashok Vatika in the ancient, Indian epic of the Ramayana.


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