Kandy Part II

Our first dinner in Kandy. We sample kuttu roti, a mixture of roti (flatbread) pieces cooked on a flat iron skillet with chopped veggies and meat, seasoned with spices, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce.

Cutlery is optional

It’s delicious.

Next morning, we take a bus down Kandy’s main thoroughfare, Peradeniya Road.

Bus fare is 14 cents Canadian

One of Kandy’s star attractions – the Botanical Gardens – is at the end of this road.

Our Time in Eden

I test the strength of some conveniently hanging vines

Swing time

There are thousands of flying foxes in the trees. They chatter and quarrel and flap their wings. Some fly from tree to tree. Pretty active for nocturnal creatures.

Strange fruit

This is a giant Queensland Kauri.

Agathis robusta, homo sapiens

All kinds of interesting flora and arbusta.

A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.‘ – Marco Pierre White

A red-faced monkey steals Maria’s package of biscuits while she takes a photo in the other direction.

Macaque attack

Maria’s outage is softened when we see that the monkey has a little one.

Sight or Insight of the Day

In the afternoon, it’s time for a visit to a tea plantation. Geragama tea estate is just a tuk-tuk ride away.

Pete and Judith examine the goods

This estate was founded in 1903. There are plenty of teas to choose from.

The variety is tea-rrific