Grand Ella Motel
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... as our spirit guide, as he would stop and wait for us if we lagged behind, but he got me up to the top! Once at the peak the view opened out and it was absolutely breath taking, there was a Hindu shrine at the top with colourful flags and flowers laid as offerings to their gods. Paul asked me to stand there with him and as we stood there taking in the amazing surroundings, he got down on one knee, opened a small box he ...
... I had no idea what he was going on about. Which reminds me, you might not want to show any kids all the photos, just in case they get ideas on southern railways! The next day we decided against the 9 hour journey via 3 buses to Arugam bay & instead opted for the budget busting taxi option. Not only was this faster & cooler, we got to see wild elephants on the side of the ...
We left Sigiriya crazy early in the morning- 630am.It was a relatively painless 3 hour bus ride to Kandy, which is a big city and a total change from Sigiriya.
We walked through the small busy street to the train station, bought three tickets (asking a few times that they all be window seats because the view is supposed to be unbelievable) to Ella, then checked our bags and headed out for food since we had about an hour until the train was leaving.
So here I am, out East on the teardrop island of Sri Lanka. Officially, I'm here to work (in a psychiatric hospital, special needs homes and in schools and children's community projects), but due to the sensitivity and confidentiality of the work I am undertaking, I will not be disclosing any information about that. Rather, this blog will focus, for those taking a cursory or passing interest, as well as those of you perched precariously on the edge ...
Today was our long, scenic train journey through the mountains, so before arriving at the train station for 8:30am we rushed around Kandy in search for bakery goodies for our breakfast and lunch. We got some lovely snacks and made it to the train station with a little time to spare. We were surprised to see the amount of tourists (including ourselves) boarding the train. The train journey is reviewed very ...