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Cats from Hiriwadunna {Sri Lanka}

kitten playing with onions at an onion farm in Hiriwadunna

“Hiriwadunna is a paradise for cat lovers like me,” says travel blogger Laurel Robbins

 The first kitty she encountered during her Hiriwadunna Village Trek tour was on an onion farm. “Hiriwadunna is a village of approximately 2500 people. While I can't say that cows outnumber people here, I can say that onions do. And if you happen to be one of the cats living there, you have the added bonus of always having toys to play with!” 

 Laurel encountered another cat on after climbing a coconut tree. “As we dug into our coconut milk straight from the coconut, I learned that cats love coconut milk! This guy couldn’t get enough!”

cats love coconut milk

 But it was only when Laurel met the cats that live with an elephant scarer, that she knew that Hiriwadunna is a paradise for cat lovers (In case you're wondering, an elephant scarer is a farmer who prevents elephants from decimating the crop by standing guard all night in a watch tower and yelling when any elephants approach).

paradise for cat lovers

 The Hiriwadunna Village Trek benefits the surrounding communities by providing self-employment and partnership opportunities. 

 Check out Laurel's travel blog Monkeys and Mountains for travel stories and pictures.

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70 comments:

  1. Wow, the colors in the pictures are amazing! I especially like the first one - great colors, an adorable cat and a great cultural layer. In this picture are all the components why I love your blog: pictures of high quality and creativity, to see beyond one own's nose and, obviously, cats.

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    1. ... one's own nose. Autocorrect will kill me one day.

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  2. Great photos and such pretty little sweeties!

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  3. So cute. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. I love your cute photos! They definitely look like happy cats!

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  5. ه°·هჱ⊱
    Muito exótico um gato que gosta de coco...
    Belas fotos!


    Ótimo sábado com tudo de bom!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ჱه° ·.

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  6. These kitties look related. They're so pretty. Laurel Robbins must have had quite an adventure on this voyage.That's an exotic place to visit.

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  7. Love all the kitty shots ~ especially the one with the coconut milk!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. Four very pretty cats, all look very healthy and happy. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Who knew that cats love coconut milk?

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  10. Great pictures. I love the cat at the onion farm! Adorable.

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  11. The photos are beautiful, with intense colors. The cats look so sweet, they look young, almost kittens. I am surprised that just yelling will scare an elephant away!

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  12. Lovely photos of cats. Cats are adorable, they are very playful and entertaining.

    Best wishes

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  13. The pictures are amazing ! I have never seen a cat drinking coconut milk !

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  14. Adorable captures of all three cats. The first one has very unusual markings and lovely colouring. I also did not know that cats like coconut milk, I learn something every day whilst blogging.
    Regards.

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  15. It's bootyful but those kitties need sumfin' sides cocnut milk. weez need to shawe ow noms wiff them. We like to see a meaty kitty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  16. Gorgeous photos !
    En een kat die graag kokosmelk lust ... zo schattig !
    Fijn weekend,
    Sylvia

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  17. The colors are gorgeous ! Lovely cats. Purrs

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  18. Pretty pictures. I especially love the one where kitty is having coconut milk :-)

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  19. What wonderful little Callies!

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  20. I love the first one's little face - so sweet and exotic looking!

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  21. Very adorable kittens. I didn't know that cats love to drink coconut water. Hmmm the onions will be fun toys for the kittens.

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  22. Their colors are so brilliant. It must be all the coconut milk.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  23. (^‿^)✿
    Coucou chère Vanessa ❤

    J'adore voir ces chats chez toi ! SUPERBES photos !

    Je te souhaite un bon dimanche !

    BISOUS D'ASIE ! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

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  24. Misschien weet je het, misschien ook niet, maar is ben een échte kattenfanaat. Bedankt dus voor dit schitterend log boordevol van die prachtige dieren die jij beslist knap op de foto wist te vangen!

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  25. Love them! Love them! Love them!!!
    (And love you, as well!)
    ;-)
    Hugs, sweetheart!

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  26. The first picture is particularly beautiful!! Great pics and quite exotic!

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  27. Cool blog! and Cool pictures! Cat lover here. :-)

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  28. Very pretty itties, but they look like they need more food and love.

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  29. Lovely shots of these cute kitties.

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  30. Sounds like a kitty paradise indeed! Very beautiful.

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  31. I love the first photo with the beautiful colors! Have a nice Sunday.

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  32. Et comme toujours je trouve les chats de l'Asie vraiment beaux.
    Leurs robes sont variées. Des petits chats fins. Le premier semble posséder, en plus de sa jolie et étrange robe, de mignonnes "petites..." oreilles.

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  33. Such pretty photos and cute little kitties! Our mommy would like to travel where there's lots of kitties!

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  34. I love the first kitty. That's funny they play with the onions.

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  35. Ach wat zijn ze klein en lief :) Pawkisses for a lovely Evening :) <3

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  36. Beautiful cats -- beautiful photos! *PRAYERS* for there to be spay/neuter/innoculations/veterinary care here. ALL cats need good care!

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  37. Wow. There's also a cat island in Japan, right?
    Thanks for dropping by. Happy new week.

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  38. Cute kitties. I hope they're not eating the onion since it's toxic to cats :-(

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  39. wow i really love it, you are doing some great work here. just loving it Lost and found

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  40. Interesting little pattern on their heads.

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  41. What adorable kitties! I especially love the photo of the cat enjoying some coconut. :)
    ~Jess

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  42. fantastic work, you are doing a great work here love it Lost and found

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  43. Pretty, pretty kitties!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/visiting-saint-kitts.html

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  44. Those are such good pictures. It is so much fun hearing about cats all over the world. Have a great day.

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  45. They are all wonderful, and curious about smells!!
    Have a great day!

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  46. What gorgeous pictures. The colours of the onions are amazing.

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  47. Lovley cats. Happy St Pat's - thanks so much for your kind comments about Lily. Mom is easing up on blogging to care for her.

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  48. Your pictures are very nice, that first one is very captivating. Love the colors.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  49. Who knew that onions make great toys!

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  50. Good thing they didn't bite the sulfur out of the onions. They look cute.

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  51. Who knew cats would chew on onions? Thanks for that!

    Noodle and crew

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  52. Simply gorgeous photos! Thanks for linking up with us this week! :)

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  53. Great shots and cute kitties! Thank you for linking up, sorry I am late commenting!

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  54. Reminds me of a trip to Italy and Greece with my son. I think he took pictures of every cat in the countries! This brings back those memories.

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  55. Such beautiful character in those photos...

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  56. Those kitties are beautiful! I like the one with a couple of orange spots on its head. :)

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