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April 7th was the day we went from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. On the morning we were supposed to visit around Kandy town, but our guide was very late, so we had to wait for him at the hotel... that's why so many pictures there :)
Finally he came and took us to a tea factory close to Kandy. There, a nice Sri Lankan girl in a very beautiful ...
... Like most Sri Lankan guesthouses, this guesthouse was the family's home, with a small addition of 2 ensuite rooms. It was snug and dry (because it was pouring AGAIN), and had a lovely view over Ella's green mountains.
We took advantage of a break in the rain to walk one of Ella's most popular paths up to Little Adam's Peak. It was gorgeous, and being that very few people were stupid enough to venture out after the rains, we were nearly alone ...
... exchange takes place between us before I return the phone to a very happy Kingsley.
We drive down into the valley in which sits the town of Nuwara Eliya, yawning continually as our ears try to equalise the pressure. Either side of the road are allotments where English vegetables are grown; carrots, beetroot, cabbage, leeks, potatoes and big fields of strawberries.
Nuwara Eliya means City of Light in Sinhalese but now bills itself as the ...
... diet and I must confess I cannot wait.
Ella is in altitude and we welcome the colder weather with a big smile. We have yet to discover the different areas around here but it feels nice to have a bit of comfort for a couple of days even if it means we have to share it with so many tourists: can't have it all.
There are many walks to do around the area, the most challenging to Ella’s rock which we try to tackle today. It became ...
... enjoying the vistas and contemplating what it was going to be like going home. There were plenty of things that we missed from home, not least our friends and family, but it was going to be tough getting back to normality. We talked about quite how much we had done in the last six months and reflected on what had been an incredible period in our lives.
We got chatting to some American backpackers and both took pictures for each other, before ...