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Youth Park

Yesterday we went to the youth park, it took forever to get there because we couldn’t find it when we got off the bus! The youth park used to be a quarry then the council gave some money to change it into a youth park. The splash pools in the park are fed from a spring in the hill.

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There was also a giant chess board!

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Then we went to the Guerney Plaza to get mum some Birkenstocks and some lunch. We found a shop called ‘crepe 2 u’ to get some savoury Crepes, I had a crepe with sausage, cheese, onion, sweet corn and lettuce.

For tea we went to some street stalls, they are called ‘Hawkers’. There’s a big area in the middle with tables and chairs and around the outside there are lots of food stalls selling all different types of food. You order what food you want and they bring it to your table, you could all eat from different stalls if you wanted to. Last night I had chicken satay and some chicken rice, it was tasty, the chicken was boneless which was nice! It is usually full of bones in Asia.

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Royal Park

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The Royal Park is on a hill in Kandy and  it overlooks Kandy lake. In it there is a Japanese field gun, a howitzer, which was captured by the British army in W.W.II and presented to Kandy by Lord Mountbatten. He was the admiral of a fleet of ships, the Earl of Burma, Supreme allied commander of South-East Asia and in command of all of the British troops in South-East Asia during W.W.II, he was based in Kandy and had his offices just down the road from our hotel! Lord Mountbatten was Prince Philips Uncle, who is married to the Queen. He was assassinated by the IRA (Irish Republic Army-Terrorists) in his fishing boat in 1979.