Club Koggala Village(Ai)
TripAdvisor Reviews Club Koggala Village(Ai) Kandy
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... Kandy Eagle Backpackers is 'very mountain' and as such they want to charge inflated rates (not that they succeeded with us!) They weren't kidding however! Our place is indeed 'very mountain' we discovered as we climbed up and up and up, snaking for about 4km out of the city. Well above all the noise and pollution it's quite a nice spot with far reaching views. It is a homestay guesthouse, although it's not exactly like experiencing ...
... 8217;re at it. Oh dear. Standing up for 3 hours with the
sun beating down on the metal roof and raising the ambient temp to something
close to the surface of the sun. Some would say that would be a bad time for
the train engine to give up the ghost whilst trying to pull tons and tons of
super-heated metal and sweaty passengers up the hills to lofty ancient city of
Kandy. However, through this adversity we made friends with some ever-smiling
Woke up at 8.30. Started our walk to climb to lovers leap at 9.30. Met Rupa at our hotel and then began walking to lovers leap, asking locals which way to go. Stopped on route for Taelor to buy a backpack. To get to the waterfall we had to trek through a tea plantation and clamber over rocks. Me and Annie climbed down further on the waterfall, then we took photos at the top. Walked back down a longer way around, on a dirt track road. Found an ...
... have a drink while we play cards at around 5.
I came up with this tasty concoction:
Juice of 1 Sri Lankan mandarin (which are harder to find in the highlands.)
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 or 2 tbsp sugar (to taste)
1 oz white rum
Several ice cubes (yeah right)
Add plain soda water to fill a tall glass
Part of ...
Got a lift into Dambulla from our guest house with our Dutch friends and caught a bus straight away for the two and a half hour journey to Kandy. Pretty, lush scenery. The auto rickshaw driver at Kandy station had problems finding our homestay - no name on building and only half built! - accommodation level one completed but second storey (where breakfasts/meals served on request) more like a building site. We stayed 4 nights in two ...