Feels special : Royal Botanical Garden, Kandy, Sri Lanka

If you can’t get enough of Sri Lanka’s exuberant vegetation, this is the place for you.
It’s actually a little bit more friendly than say “in the wild” (yes, leeches, I’m talking about you), and you also get to see a sample of other faraway exotic specimens. It was for us the occasion to wonder what kind of horrific wildlife Brasil must have to have that many scary-spiky plants. But that’s a scare for another day! There it was more about a delightfully peaceful stroll through the leafy lanes and the lush greenhouses, spying on the occasional monkey and marveling at every little crazy patch of vegetation.

 
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Kandy is the cultural center of Sri Lanka, you can see more pictures of the town here.
 

3 Comments

  • Reply July 3, 2014

    The Scuttlefish

    Can you believe I never went to see this place all three times I travelled around Sri Lanka? Kandy city being such a crowded, commercialized bustle, I would never stay there long enough to explore it properly, taking off to beaches and forests and even war-ravaged places instead. There was no escaping the leeches though. Three of them latched on to my feet in Ella, hoping for a free ride. Yeah right!

    Love the look of your blog. Will be back for more! 🙂

    • Reply July 4, 2014

      The Voyageur

      @TheScuttlefish Thanks for the message! I guess we were lucky visiting Kandy during Vesak Poya, that way the city felt more like a cultural hub than a commercial one 🙂
      Ah those leeches…I’ve been suspicious every time I step foot on wet grass ever since!

  • Reply July 4, 2014

    The Scuttlefish

    hahaha, i blame them for my paranoia about walking on moist grass too!

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