DAMBULLA, SRI LANKA:

Cooler than Cool Shrines, Temples and Cold Monkage

Home to amazing ancient cave paintings of 100s of Buddhas, beautiful lake where all the locals suds up and scrub their backs with huge banana leafs in a back and forth motion, huge lackadaisical fireflies, and sleeping under a thick mist of mysterious frog and monkey sounds.

DAMBULA BUDDA PUPPIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAVE OF 150 BUDDHAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK! So, finally some serenity from the chaos and pollution of the cities we’ve landed in. So I thought…

While trying to find my zen in front of 150 Buddha statues, I got slapped by a monkey, mosquitoes attacked my twat whilst sitting cross legged, and we discovered an important Sri Lankan lesson: it is wise to move faster than the leeches. Looks like I won’t be owning enlightenment just yet.

MEAN MONKEY