Grand Ella Motel
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... and, like, just chill!" Enough said. the popularity with the backpacker set, has led to a mushrooming of guesthouses and two ugly larger hotels, completely out of scale and character with this small village, plus it means that half of the place currently is a building site at varying stages of completion with the main street billowing with huge dust clouds every time a bus or truck passes. It's the only place in Sri Lanka where I felt ...
... br> Winding one's way through the tea plantations also felt fairly colonial. It was also interesting and comfortable. We passed many small towns and villages, lots of tea plantations, and loads of people with a hard day of picking ahead of them.
After about 4 or 5 hours on the train the bubble of tranquility was well and truly popped as we arrived at the mayhem and chaos of Kandy train station.
... observing life in the small communities that dot the mountain side. Locals climbing the roads taking in their daily haul, school children anxiously heading home after a long day of learning and whimsical natural scenery. Majestic waterfalls flank the roadside from swollen streams that have now become full on rivers. Trees rising up to the heavens and the amazing fresh smell after a nice clean rain. The perfect last day in one of the most beautiful places in Sri ...
... any of the airports we had encountered in India. More importantly however, Sri Lanka is clean! No rubbish lining the streets or floating in rivers. A gorgeous brand new highway met us as we drove to Colombo. We have since found out the Sri Lanka is being redeveloped with the hope that it will become the new Singapore. This is highly evident, especially in Colombo. The big reunion between Natalia and I was your typical girlie screaming, hugging, ...
... hind sight should have got 2nd class. The windows don’t open fully in 1st class, but in second class you can hang right out and take some good snaps. While at one stage 10 people were fighting over the doorway in 1st class to hang out and take photos, I just wandered down into the other carriages and had several doorways to myself and snapped away. There was something very calming and relaxing sitting down in the ...