Boat trip Madu river
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At 8.00 am we (six persons) were picked up by a van and drove about 1,5 hours to get to the
Our driver did translate the Singhalese text on the memorial, but don’t remember it all. Only in
After this stop we were all very quiet as we entered a boat for a nice trip on the Madu river. We spotted big lizards (goanna’s?), many birds and above all enjoyed the peaceful landscape.
On our way we visited ‘Kotdoowa Rajamaha Viharaya’, a monastery on an island where young boys are living and being educated.
Being back at the boat landing we had a nice lunch. Before lunch they showed us a typical wedding ceremony. Although a short play it was interesting to see.
Finally a stop at a ‘moonstone’ mine. Of course completed with a shop where you can buy jewellery J