#68 Complete – Dodge The Hornets While Climbing Sigiriya Rock, Sri Lanka

A massive plug of magma rock in the middle of Sri Lanka, we’ve been itching to get to the top of it ever since watching the boys on Departures climb the thing a couple years back.  Enter – #68 on our bucket list: Dodge The Hornets While Climbing Sigiriya Rock!

It wasn’t the fact that it’s a World Heritage Site that we wanted to climb it.  Nor was it to see the thousand year old fresco paintings.  It wasn’t even the mystery of the ruins atop that drew us there.  No, what brought us to Sigiriya were the killer hornets.  That’s right…KILLER HORNETS!

We wanted to climb Sigiriya, and survive it, in style though.  There was no way we were putting on the “complimentary” body armour.  If we were going to do this, we were going to do it right.

Screaming kids and all, we’re sad to report that we received a total of ZERO hornet stings.  That was ok with us though, because once we made it to the lion, we were much more worried about falling to our death as we made our way up the makeshift stairs that fringe the side of the rock, than getting stung by some measly hornets.

Don’t get us wrong though…the hornets were there.  They were just much more interested in huddling into a ball of death to plan their next attack.  We’re still curious though as to what would’ve happened if we tossed a pebble at their “nest”.  Next time!

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Categories: Sri Lanka, Travel Tales, While We're Alive

Author:Thomas & Katherine

A love for travel, adventure, and photography. We just can't help but write about it!

2 Comments on “#68 Complete – Dodge The Hornets While Climbing Sigiriya Rock, Sri Lanka”

  1. thanefurrows
    November 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this – great story, great pics! Beware of pebble tossing… ; )

    I’m planning a trip to Northern SL in May next year. Had to force myself to buy tickets so I wouldn’t renege.

    : 0)



    • November 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

      That’s fantastic! You won’t regret going!

      Looking forward to some blog posts from ya! :)


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