Located in Sri Lanka, Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures.

Sigria, Sri Lanka

An excerpt from The Hornets are Buzzing at Sigiriya

When we arrived at the halfway point we had to wait for other tourists to be turned away from climbing to the top of Sigiriya before he asked us if we really wanted to proceed. His stories of people being carted away in ambulances due to a hornet attack did not deter us. Neither did his demonstration of what to do if we were attacked: cover our ears and run like hell. So up the stairs we climbed, past the hornets nests that looked completely intact and through air containing no buzzing.