Sri Lanka: Rustic charm amidst quirky delight

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. -Gustave Flaubert

I’ve always loved elephants, so I was delighted that we were going to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage this trip. Baby elephants are always objects of wonder for children and adults ‘ooh’ and ‘awwwh’ over, but a small pat of the elephant’s rough, gritty, treebark-like trunk causes you to recoil in subdued discomfort (such prickly, unbecoming bristles – looks as if the elephant is suffering from the effects of old age.) Despite that (and the odious smell that permeated the air), we still managed to take some wonderful pictures, although the dogs became the star attraction of the show.

Quirky snapshots.

Nothing is ever black&white unless you force yourself to choose the simple.

Published by ruruhoong

Part-time economist, writer, tanguera. Full time glutton.

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