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… to visit Sri Lanka

"The tear that falls from India seems small but becomes giant with all it has to show. From the mountains where the famous Ceylon tea grows to the postcard beaches of the south and west, the villages with Portuguese influences such as Galle, to the pure English traditions like cricket and gin. A country of great and gracious people. "

Mónica Franco


… visitar o Sri Lanka

“A lágrima que cai da Índia parece pequena mas torna-se gigante com tudo o que tem para mostrar. Das montanhas onde cresce o famoso chá de Ceilão às praias cartão-postal do sul e do oeste, das vilas com influências portuguesas, como Galle, às puras tradições inglesas, como o críquete e o gin. Um país de gente grandiosa e graciosa.”

Mónica Franco

Medaketiya Beach.'Three wheelers' awaiting customers, Hill Country. The Galle Face Hotel, a Sri Lankan institution.Disused tea factory standing sentinel over tea garden hillside, Hill Country.Tea pluckers at work, some still carry wicker baskets but many now use the less picturesque nylon bags, near Nuwara Eliya. Vegetable vendor, Pettah Market.Surfers on main beach, heading out.Seated Buddha statues with flower offerings. The government run Pinnewala Elephant Orhpanage near Kegalle was set up to save abandoned or orphaned wild elephants, a young orphan gets a bath here from his minder

all images via Google