A Visit to Ceylon

by Ernst Haeckel
translated by Clara Bell
Ernst Haeckel in Ceylon in the year 1881

This the Englisch translation from a German original which is found at "Indische Reisebriefe". This book may be of interest to all modern travellers to Sri Lanka (Ceylon), because it contains vivid descriptions of the flora and fauna of the island and of people and manners from the year 1881. The editor of this book would be glad about email from readers who have visited the same places as Ernst Haeckel and could give modern descriptions. Does "Whist Bungalow" (chapter 4) still exist? Are there still elephants at "World's End" (chapter 18)?

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