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Elephant Freedom Project is the Real Deal – Says Tim Beltman

Elephant freedom project Elephant Freedom Project is one of many elephant orphanages that have sprung up in Sri Lanka to rescue elephants from the tyranny of religious zealots and big shot politicians who consider it their right to subjugate this animal as a sign of their power and influence. Not all these sanctuaries are working for the benefit […] Explore more →

Millennium Elephant Foundation is Majestic, says Tamsin


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Tamsin with her friend at Millennium Elephant Foundation Millennium Elephant Foundation is a haven for elephants in Sri Lanka, a country where elephants are either kept as pets by the rich and powerful, or as ornaments of religious festivities by the clergy. In either case they are not treated the way they should be. Tamsin didn’t say it in so many words, but […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 9


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 9 Sri Lanka travel expenses were brought to a much saner level on the ninth day as I decided to stay in after the frantic travels during the last two days. I also found a good Muslim hotel that was reasonably priced which got me through the day. I also needed to make back-ups of the […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 6


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 6 Sri Lanka travel expense on Day 6 was identical to Day 5 as I again spent the day in visually documenting the magnificent Manor House. Again I skipped lunch, relying on breakfast and dinner to get me through the day. As you can see since there was no traveling involved, how much I saved on […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 5


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 5 Sri Lanka travel expense on Day 5 were brought to a saner level. And this can be attributed more towards the fact that I was graciously hosted by the prestigious Manor House situated just outside of Kandy. In fact its a good 10 km outside of Kandy. Can only be reached conveniently via private transport, […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 4


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 4 My Sri Lanka travel expense for the day 4 were the biggest todate. But then again, I visited the most tourist resorts on this day and traveled quite a bit in tuk tuk all over Kandy, leading to the spike. I could have done the public bus as well, but then again I don’t know […] Explore more →