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Two days ago, we started our journey to Yala National Park. On our way there, we stopped to put our feet in the Indian Ocean.


We stayed at the coolest hotel, Cinnamon Wild. We saw a lot of boar and monkeys roaming around our chalet.

That next morning, we woke up before 5 to start our safari. We weren't lucky enough to see a leopard but we did get to see a lot of other animals!

After the safari, we headed back to Colombo. We stopped at gem city along the way.

The little huts in the background in the picture below are gem mines. They don't use any heavy machinery to mine - just a water pump, tools, wood, and man power.

The streets of gym city:

While in gem city, we stopped at a KFC where one of the guys told the employees we were from Kentucky. They were star struck. After that, we went into a gem shop, if you can call it that. It was the upstairs of someone's house.

Now, I'm sitting in the hotel room sick. I'm resting and taking meds hoping I mysteriously feel better in 5 hours when we leave for the airport. Time to head home! I'll be back in America Monday night!

Posted by nahatf2 00:16

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So sorry to hear you are still sick Nat :( What a bummer to be sick on this awesome adventure you've had. Thank you for sharing this blog, I have really enjoyed following it! Can't wait to see all your pictures & hear your stories ! Love you, see ya soon !

by lhdel

P.S. Funny about your KFC star status!

by lhdel

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