My holiday in Sri Lanka: Amy Stevens, 10

Sunday 23 October 2011 06:33
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WHAT I LIKED

Swimming in the sea. We rented big surfboards and I learnt how to surf standing up.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

I did not like seeing beggars as I felt sad. We gave them money, but I know that is not enough.

WHAT I SAW

We saw elephants having a bath and wonderful old forts and temples. We went snorkelling and I saw an enormous leatherback turtle and a cuttlefish, which we thought was an octopus. Dad and I found a boat wreck; it was amazing how much it had sunk under the sand.

WHAT I ATE AND DRANK

On the beach I bought coconuts, and in the market we bought red bananas and mangoes, which were delicious.

WHAT I BOUGHT

We went to a turtle sanctuary (pictured), and I bought little turtles made of shells.

Amy wins a £15 National Book Token. They are sold, and accepted in, all UK bookshops

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