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April 8, 2015
COLOMBO to KANDY 7 am train 2.5 hrs
Freedom Lodge Guesthouse, Pitiful fan, spotty WiFi, linens too short for mattress. Overpriced at 5500 SL Rs $48 - including breakfast
Observation Train: Colombo to Kandy:
It was raining buckets when we awoke at 5:30 am. The security guy ventured outside to hail a tuktuk …
... to stay for fear they will rob or otherwise destroy the place. There are special washrooms for 'Tourists Only', no locals, presumably because they would desecrate the place. The only thing in their favour is they get into the sights for free, however I think this may not be high on the list of most to do. We took a 2 hour train excursion one day. For most of the journey, choosing to sit in the doorway, Vic had a very close up view ...
... could go without for a day or two. It has electricity but no running water, Yikes!
Stroll in the Sleepy Town
It was a short hike to town past the golf course. Victoria park is a beautifully groomed park and great place for picnics and very popular with the local tourists. We drooled at some of the Sri Lankan manufactured sporting goods. To be honest, most looked of ...
... by an English fellow: got back to hotel about midnight.
Bumped into David Lloyd 'Bumble' last night, he was out with some of the sky TV team, Ian Ward was out with him.
A lazy day today, well that's what holidays are for! May nip down for a massage on my back and shoulders later. Going out tonight for a meal with a few of the lads to a place in town, I'll let you know how it ...
We do travel to see scenery, and wildlife is a plus. History and architecture add flavor to the stew, but we really seek out just seeing, feeling and tasting. Fred and I have never been into massage but we each have had at least one Ayurvedic massage and yesterday I spent way ...