Hotel Orient Bandarawela
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... hour and a half. Unload the bikes and a few more k's until which reach our lunch spot. Basic, but nice.....and cheap. Today's, 150 rupee each, $1.20. Again much nicer than the Galle Fort Restaurant.....sorry for repeating myself. Lunch done, we are off again. It's flat for the first 8km, then uphill. The landscape is beautiful, with a mixture of forest and tea plantations. The climb starts to hurt. We climb from around 200m to 1041m, with ...
... We had worried that we would get in to Ella pretty late by taking the later train, as we had heard that Sri Lankans measure when trains arrive by either "a quarter of a day late" or "half a day late," but the train arrived in Ella right on time.
In between Kandy and Ella, we were treated to 6.5 hours of stunning hill country vistas as we made our way over the lush green mountains through cloud forests and verdant tea plantations. Dennis ...
... place it on something that would effectively lock the track (as same platform was used for both directions) When our train arrived we could sit in doorway with legs hanging out of train. The train didn't go fast but we past some amazing scenery as we dropped down from 1800m to about 900m passing through cloud forests and tea plantations, waving to school kids and cows on the way. As its something those of us in western world cannot do there was a ...
... but the view wasn't as nice this way. There was a group of children sticking up posters onto the tea plants. From what we could gather (it was in mostly Sinhalese script), it was the funeral notice of an old lady - 82. How sad. Back into town around 11.30am and we hopped onto a bus headed for Bandarawela (cost 16p and barely a 5 minute wait). The bus was full of bags of beans and purple coloured parsnip. It's Sunday market day! It took half an hour ...
... company and went quietly to bed.
But you all know thats not my style..... Instead I find myself with Katherine and Senka sat drinking Arrack with the locals in the bar up the road.
Every now and then I reminded that when travelling in this part of the world Im actually a lot taller than most people. In fact its fair to say I hit my head a lot. When I was in Halong Bay, myself, Ruben, Lukas, Mike and Sophie would make a game out of "How many ...