After a day of exploring Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa yesterday I had two things on my mind: food and relaxation. We arrive in Habarana at the Cinnamon Lodge hotel ready for both. Habarana's location at the crossroads of the cultural triangle makes it an ideal spot to stay when visiting the surrounding areas.
First a little arrack cocktail. Arrack is Sri Lanka's whiskey, an alcohol made from coconut. Mixed with fresh passion fruit juice, pineapple juice and grenadine: a sweet tropical aperitif:
Uh oh, the buffet's back. Some highlights of our dinner:
Dessert is pineapple crumble and homemade banana chocolate chip ice cream. And maybe, just maybe, one or two of these...
After all that indulgence a Ayurveda steam bath is needed. Floating on air I fall asleep dreaming of ancient ruins, gigantic rocks and curry.
The next morning it's another early start, but first a little breakfast:
String hoppers, grated coconut, egg hopper, fudge, fresh wood apple juice
Fed and revived we set out for the cave temple of Dambulla.
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