Travel Blogs from Ella, Sri Lanka

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The tuk-tuk driver who called me Elenka, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The tuk-tuk driver who called me Elenka

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... the driver an equivalent of $2.25 and that was with a healthy tip.   I'd been a bit worried about the Ella idea. On our second night in Sri Lanka I was still jet-lagged as I tossed and turned in an ugly bed. Just after three in the morning I tossed ...

Ella: Sri Lanka, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella: Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... -stop sightseeing in Japan we decided to ease off the travelling and spend a few leisurely days in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. The views in Ella are stunning and perched at the top of a mountain we were surrounded by gorgeous jungle and tea estates. ...

The beautiful Hill Country, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The beautiful Hill Country

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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We headed south east from Kandy to see more of the beautiful hill country in Sri Lanka's interior. We stayed a night in the hill station town of Nuwara Eliya, but unfortunately it was really rainy so we didn't get to go an any walks. Regardless, the town ...

Ella - Small Village in the Mountains, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella - Small Village in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... out of our trousers, socks and fleeces! After 2 nights there we moved on today, still in the mountains, but to a tiny village called Ella...a tad warmer as well as its not as high as Nuwara Eliya was. So far so good, there are some great walks to do ...

Poochie times!, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Poochie times!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Ella, Sri Lanka - Some of the pictures in this blog were taken by Sonja. Not all were taken on her camera, she took some on my camera. We arrive into Ella mid morning after a relaxing bus ride through the mountains. We pass waterfalls and field after ...

Over the Hills and Far Away, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Over the Hills and Far Away

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... , and sat outside in the gardens watching the sun set, sharing a big pot of Ceylon tea. (Sri Lanka's tea, grown throughout the highlands in places like Ella, is highly prized globally; the country is the world's top tea exporter.) We ate dinner in the ...

Sri Lanka - Kandy and the Hill Country, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Kandy and the Hill Country

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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... school pickup traffic, so we take a high winding road around it, and end up at a flash restaurant over the Mahaweli Ganga, Sri Lanka's longest river, which runs to the sea at Trincomalee. The river here is wide and fast flowing over a stepped rock ...

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... locals which I didn't take! Ella is thought to be the closest thing to an English country village found in Sri Lanka.  Whilst there's not much to Ella village itself, it enjoys one of the finest views in Sri Lanka, past the towering bulk of Ella ...

Ella rock, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella rock

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... we still had a few kilometers of walking to go. Instead of turning off down towards the guesthouse, we carried on another kilometer towards Ella train station. We had only seen it in the dark last night. In the light, it was really pretty. We walked down ...

Up into the hills of Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Up into the hills of Ella

A travel blog entry by tomandgem

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... we moved further along the line, we were greeted by views of rolling green hills.  The entire journey took 6 and a half hours. Ella is a small town.  We stayed in a homestay called Samadhi.  The couple and their son that run it were lovely ...

Tea, waterfalls and a fiasco with hotel in Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tea, waterfalls and a fiasco with hotel in Ella

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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... 're travelling in. As with the train journey from Colombo to Kandy, the backdrop is rolling hills and lush vegetation. Beautiful. Arriving in Ella, our driver Udayi, met us and took us to our accommodation....cue 6 km drive OUT of Ella up a mountain, the ...

The Hill Country, Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Hill Country

A travel blog entry by cheza

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... photo and then post it home to her. The address reads: The woman's name, The name of the Tea plantation, Ella, Sri Lanka. That's like sending a letter to Kev Taylor, Barrhead, Glasgow, Scotland. Mind you knowing Barrhead that would probably get ...

Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... when i was moving. it's something about my nature, i guess :) __________ Forest Paradise Guesthouse "Paradise for Honeymooning" (according to the business card :) In The Mids of Dashing Nature Reservation: Ella, Sri Lanka Tel: ...

Tea Country- Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tea Country- Ella

A travel blog entry by kyley

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... process.  I felt so homesick for a kitchen- I would LOVE to cook these days, there is so much cool stuff available in Sri Lanka.   We overate the delicious food, then just headed to bed!   I think we're all losing steam, slowing ...

Andrew's close encounter with a wild boar..., Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Andrew's close encounter with a wild boar...

A travel blog entry by niaandandrew

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... were catching up with me and I just needed to sit down! Luckily the driver dropped us off at the train station (highest in Sri Lanka at 1891m) and we had a two hour delay before the train arrived. Good job we had that rest as ...

Climbing Higher, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Climbing Higher

A travel blog entry by benandcally

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... , we climbed firstly Little Adam's Peak and the next day Ella Rock, both of which provided us with spectacular views through the Ella gap. We're heading back to Kandy soon, gradually retracing our steps as we work our way closer to the airport for our ...

Mind the gap at world's end, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mind the gap at world's end

A travel blog entry by williment

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... to his tail and sweep it across them burning all the trees in revenge for the capture of Sita and her imprisonment in Sri Lanka - scientific fact. The walk is quite easy going, despite legs aching somewhat from Adam's Peak. The walk takes us through ...

Buduruwagala tempel, fossefall og tur i Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buduruwagala tempel, fossefall og tur i Ella

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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... imponert over fossefall. Men flott, det var det. Og Stian så tilogmed en gul slange og en naken kvinne i vannet der! Ella er en utrolig hyggelig, liten by langt oppe i fjellene. Den er omringet av teplantasjer og fjelltopper på alle sider. Det ...

Inland (Hill country) Sri Lankar, Tissa (Yala NP), Ella, Haputale, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Inland (Hill country) Sri Lankar

A travel blog entry by mjlankers

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... say there would not be a civil war today if the British would not have taken these people from India to Sri Lanka. After the tea towns of Ella, Haputale and Nuwara Eliya, we concluded our hill country trip with the city of Kandy.  Within and ...

Ella - the name of a town, not a girl…, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella - the name of a town, not a girl…

A travel blog entry by krasy8

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... phenomenal. It got us really excited because the journey that we were about to begin (train route between Hutton and Ella) is said to be the most beautiful in Sri Lanka. We got to the station early enough to grab a bite as it was around half past two pm ...

can I go no where with you?, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

can I go no where with you?

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... nights with the gang. It really is true that adventure can be found around every corner. We spent our last few hours in Ella devouring food, I really can't express how delicious everything is here. I am going to try my best to replicate as many dishes as ...

Sleepy hillside village, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sleepy hillside village

A travel blog entry by surfy_sarah

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I've been in a lovely sleepy little village called Ella for 2 days. The train journey here from Kandy was absolutely amazing. 6hrs travelling through the hill country - the most amazing scenery! Ella itself is a tiny place & it was very quiet. It also ...

up in the clouds, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

up in the clouds

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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... by green mountains and tea plantations,  is 3000ft above sea level and has a much cooler climate than the majority of Sri Lanka.  This cooler weather allowed us to go on long walks, without worrying about the midday heat.  Most of the ...

Train to the hilly country, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train to the hilly country

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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... the hills was wonderful.   Here and there were women picking tea leaves. The men seemed to be standing around and watching. Ella is high in the hills and the weather is very pleasant compared to  the plains. I thought that I would stay ...

The Fixer, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Fixer

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... shouted one. “Sita’s Heaven!” I shouted back, saying the name of one place from The Book (a.k.a. the Lonely Planet Sri Lanka) that had sounded good to us—it was described as a quiet place a five-minute walk from the centre of ...

Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... and I had to pull him towards the center of the carriage because I thought he was going to fall out of the moving train. Sri Lanka continues to be an extremely friendly and welcoming place.  Most people smile and say "hello" as you pass them, ...

The long train journey, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The long train journey

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... all the tea covered mountains. So the last hour of the journey was in darkness. And it was cold. We finally arrived into Ella station at 7pm. 2 hours late. There were lots of tuk tuk drivers waiting and we were soon off towards our guesthouse. I really ...

Stand by me!, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stand by me!

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

... satisfied. The elder woman sees my face (and slight drool) and kindly offers us a parcel of food too. It seems quite common in Sri Lanka (and most of Asia) to be hospitable and nice to complete strange. It’s something I will try and take back to ...

Train, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... was into Nuwara Eliya township where there is outlet shopping for Columbia, North Face and other adventure clothing which is made in Sri Lanka.  We have bought some essentials.   From there we drove about half an hour to the railway station to ...

Train through the Mountains to Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train through the Mountains to Nuwara Eliya

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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... , you have nothing to do, but just wait for the train to start moving again. The train is climbing to the highest town in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, Little England, named so because the weather system has it's own micro climate which means it is wet, cold, ...

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