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Portraits of #srilanka - Bare foot women keep the floor clear surrounding tea drying machinery in an old functioning tea factory close to Kandy.

Portraits of #srilanka - Bare foot woman keep the floor clear amongst crates of dried tea, sorted and stacked

Portraits of #srilanka - Stalls outside the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy selling Lotus flowers and an unidentified small white flower, similar to Jasmine, that the stall holders called ‘Temple Flower’. The flowers are given as offerings inside the Buddhist temple.

Sunday July 27, 2014 - In Srinagar Like a boss, Atif mans his uncle’s roadside stall at Lal Chowk in Srinagar where he buys torn and damaged notes from people. by riteshuttamchandani

Portraits of #srilanka - A snake charmer and his cobra entertain the tourists close to Pinnawala elephant orphanage. Despite being brought up surrounded by snakes I’d never seen this before and was fascinated to see the young man’s relationship with the snake. It was also amusing to watch the other local’s reaction to it… Our driver, in particular, kept a very safe distance back!

Portraits of #srilanka - A serious young local policeman oversees the procession of elephants leading from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage down to the river where they bathe and drink.

Portraits of #srilanka - This beautiful young woman worked in the gift shop of an old working tea factory we stopped at. At the end of the fascinating tour we were treated to a cup of authentic Ceylon tea. Everywhere we stopped we found the people to be incredibly warm and welcoming.

Portraits of #srilanka - this was our guide on the climb up to the incredible Sigiriya rock fortress. He told us that in his prime he would climb the 1,202 steps up and down four times a day. Semi-retired now, he limits himself to just one trip.

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