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OK - back in our comfort zone - schleped the bag up to the village & caught the local bus to Nuwara Eliya. Even got a seat after a few stops - more serious climbing with seemingly pedestrians rushing past at some point, but a spectacular ride up through many tea estates & into the old colonial hill station town with its golf course, …
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Try not to break your TV within 5mins of boarding
the flight or else it can be a very long 12.5hrs. If you think you have, call a
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We came straight off the plane and drove down, eventually arrived
at 8pm Lanka time. It was then a bit of ...
... once the way changed to just flight after flight of steps. Big steps, small steps, rocky steps... all in place to CAUSE ME PAIN!
Without going into too much detail, the way up was rather miserable. Once atop the mountain (in a respectable 2 hours 10), the wait began for sun rise. And, as sure as the sun rises, the sun, er, rose! Or more like, the thick dark fog, turned to thick light fog. ...
... floor in my filthy trousers, and wearing my silly hat. A couple of wide eyed kids couldn't help stare. A little toddler pointed at me and when I looked over and smiled, I was rewarded with a grin ear to ear. I had all the standard questions; where was I from; where was I going; what was I writing, and plenty of handshakes to go with it.
At Hatton station, we were nagged to death to get a taxi ...
... with sticks, we sweated and complained our way up each step. After 2.5 hours of climbing we reached the top and waited in the cold for the sunrise. It happened around 6:30am, and was beautiful. The landscape looked stunning!
Meanwhile, the jam bun did not appreciate the scenery quite so much and decided that this was the perfect moment to begin causing havoc for Laura (unfortunately we were up the top where there were no toilets - AKA holes in the ground - and all the ...