Pottuvil   I had never seen a stupa right on the beach, but the tree next to it stole the temple's show.

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glimpse: TRAIN TRACK TALES | Sri Lanka is famed for its picturesque train journeys, leading past ocean vistas, lush tea-valleys and neon-green rice paddies. But the train tracks do not tell of landscapes exclusively - they narrate tales of the people and lives nearby the rails; and while there is much beauty and dignity in these tales, they also hint at daily struggles and the tough living conditions of many. This shot was taken from an overpass in the heart of Kandy.

 

glimpse: THE LAST TUSK | Hunting game is not a hunting game. When trophy hunger replaces hunger, it’s merely human arrogance intruding upon nature’s verdict over life and death for something as petty as decor. Mr. Trump – this is a no-brainer, so actually right up your alley! Do you really want to take a step towards the last tusk?

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

story lived, yet to be written
Arugam Bay / What's With Corny Tourist Bubbles?
story lived, yet to be written
Ella / Of Peaks
story lived, yet to be written
Galle / A City Day
story lived, yet to be written
Kandy / Looking Behind Touristy Facades
story lived, yet to be written
Kudumbigala / Unexpected Marvels
story lived, yet to be written
Minneriya / Safari Ethics
story lived, yet to be written
Sigiriya / Backdoors
story lived, yet to be written
Southeast Coast / City Hopping
story lived, yet to be written
Trincomalee / Working in Paradise
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Arugam Bay / What's With Corny Tourist Bubbles?

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Ella / Of Peaks

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Galle / A City Day

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Kandy / Looking Behind Touristy Facades

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Kudumbigala / Unexpected Marvels

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Minneriya / Safari Ethics

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Sigiriya / Backdoors

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Southeast Coast / City Hopping

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Trincomalee / Working in Paradise

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