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Up into the hills we went, through Matale and the Balakaduwa pass on our way to Kandy. Approaching the city we started thinking that maybe we had made a big mistake in coming here. The bus crawled through the horrifically congested and polluted streets, taking nearly an hour to cover the last few km. We don't like cities at the best of times! We got a tuc tuc to our accommodation, not wanting to cart our bags too far. According to the tuc ...
... missed our 10:35
connection, not to worry, we consoled ourselves with street side rambutan and
reasoned that the next train at 12:40 gave us a chance to try out a famous
colombo tea room. After a not-so-traditional spicy chicken waffle and carrot
cake we trundled back to the station. Turns out the 12:40 doesn’t believe in 1st
class carriages, not to worry, we’ll rough it a bit in 2nd class and
save some dollar while ...
... journey was beautiful and scenic, waterfalls, tea plantations and rolling hills. The journey took 3 hours 30 minutes. Then we got a taxi to our next hotel. There was some confusion about our booking at this hotel and it turned into an argument. We were upgraded and had a lovely room, wood cabin with a shower and cubicle. We then walked into town for dinner at De Silva, our favourite spot in Nuwara ...
... lovely to catch up with old Murdoch Uni friend Pete if only via technology as he generously and thoughtfully arranged a place the night.
Then it was back to Colombo for the hop back to the Maldives. Even the unbelievable prices of items at the Colombo airport - easily ten times what one would pay just outside if for everything from food to souvenirs - didn't sour the experience of the brief taster that was nine days in Sri Lanka.
... It's a good idea to carry an umbrella if not for the rain and sun, for the bird droppings. We saw several large monitor lizards swimming near the shore. A good number of the trees along the lake have nameplates.
We quickly fell into a comfortable routine. We like our walks discover the town. We plan our day, read and maybe checkout hotel options on the Internet for ...