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We were met by a man at the train station who said he had a room if we wanted it, so being polite we went to have a look. It turned out to be a little shanty shack with a tin roof and a damp smell.
After doing our best to say no way Jose politely, we found our own accommodation but everything is quite pricey here and we are not sure why.
Oh well - we have seen the alternative SRi Lanka now.
What time is that train out of ...
... a barrage of questions about the details. Then, after a couple of hours of cooking, it was time to eat!
I would like to claim the dishes as our work, but other than the chopping, it had been all Sujatha, who brought us out all of the dishes, some freshly steamed Samba rice and some poppadoms. It was a fantastic spread and was really tasty, I just couldn't help but feel it had been toned done for Western palettes. It seemed that not only had ...
... fantastic. Arriving at the town of Nuwara Eliya, we drove though what is known as "Little England", the main street in town. We had the opportunity for a spot of shopping here, so I set off on a hunt for another new memory card for my camera. Finally finding one, let's see if it's third time lucky or unlucky! After wandering around the rest of the town and through some of the shops selling knock off's of many of the ...
... packing up tables. This afternoon some of the group went rafting whilst the rest of us lazed in the gardens and watched the locals enjoy their Sunday afternoon bathing and swimming in the river. I did a bit of sunset Tai Chi before yet another buffet meal... Tonight was the night to climb Adams peak. The thought of getting up at midnight for a 2 hour bus ride on windy roads before starting a 2-5am climb up a few thousand stairs was ...
... cool. The temple was closed. But just after I arrived, a man came running up with the key and opened it for me. Inside was amazing - every wall painted bright colours, pictures of Buddhas everywhere. Some Buddha statues and a couple of reclining Buddhas. As it's built into the rock, there was painted rock overhangs inside. Wow. I enjoyed the temple. On the way out the man showed me the key - a huge bronze, heavy ornate key. It was free, but you are ...