The Icebear Guesthouse
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We got up just after sunrise and went for a walk around the walls of the fort. It was cool and quiet, but things heated up quickly. Having completed the walk in an hr, we had a great coffee (the best so far) and breakfast. After checking out, we headed to the train station for an 11am train to Colombo. What followed was a hellish near 3hr train journey in an unreserved carriage. What this means is that if youre lucky enough to get a ...
... representation of the true dates to be honest so it's not completely accurate, but when I get up to present day it will be accurate.
So... lets start from when I touched down in Sri Lanka, the first thing you notice is the smell, and the heat, smells errrm I don't want to say dirty, but it was a bit smelly, so I got on a bus and headed into Colombo's city. I had this distinct feeling that I was about to be murdered by the angry looking ...
... It took us about two hours to conquer the 5200 stairs (7km) to the top, it was a nice walk but we got soaked in hard rain going up. During season apparently 100s of pilgrims make the climb every night and it is amazing to see them all go up with many candles. We were however alone on the trail, the temple was locked and it was too cloudy for any view, so we did not see Adam’s footprint. Walking around the tea fields in this area was really beautiful presenting many ...
... side. The Trains are a main form of transportation for everyone. you snooze you loose is the name of the game when it comes to getting seats. As soon as the train pulls I'm there is a mad rush of people pushing and shoving to get one of the coveted limited seats. Being white has it's advantages as I am usually given a seat by the train police, but it's shirt lived as there is always a senior, pregnant lady or someone clearly in need of a seat to give it ...
... off. I put on the best clothes I was carrying which frankly weren't that smart and headed off for this very grand hotel with not a little trepidation. Here is what happened, again taken from my VT Colombo page.
"I had been in touch with my wonderful friend and very active VT member Treshi who has been such a great help on my current trip to SRi Lanka, and she had very kindly invited me to "afternoon tea" at the Galadari Hotel in the ...