Grand Ella Motel
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Travel Blogs from Ella
... walked up a street that had an assortment of sandal, clothing, fruit and fried treat stands, grabbing fried dahl patties, vegetable curry roties and an array of sweets for the bus as we found things that were interesting.
Honey is popular in the area, so I was able to find these cool fried honey snacks?
Good but very sweet!
Back at the train station for some coffees, only to find out our train was delayed about 40 minutes.
We passed the ...
... greeted by Saman. He had driven from Kandy to Ella to meet us, it was a long day of driving for him on this day. It was a quick stop in Ella. We climbed to the top of Mini Adams Peak where we had a lovely view of the surrounding mountains and tea plantations. Walking through a tea plantation on the way to the top, a tea picker allowed me to carry her picking bag. This is not carried by hand, but carried by ...
... although I am sick of the constant rocking and diesel fumes now. The jungle side is full of gumtrees, more like the trip from Wollongong to Sydney, than in a tropical place. To make it worst we paid 5 times more to get seats in "the observation carriage" at the back of the train and we have to travel backwards the whole way. We expected it to be a luxurious carriage, with air con and food laid on. Oh ...
... and they were very sympathetic and told me they would inform me immediately it arrived. Here is my VT tip on the hotel.
"This was the first hotel I stayed in on my current trip to Sri Lanka and it was an excellent introduction to the accommodation options of the country. I had booked online for seven nights but I was so pleased with it and fascinated by the city itself that I decided to stay a further seven which must tell you something. This was despite ...
... they just wouldn't work for me! After a little bit of stretching and a small walk they were passable but still incredibly uncomfortable - never in my days of playing sport had I had this going on to this extent. I blame my sheer speed in going up Adam's Peak rather than being unfit!
That day Nik, Jen and myself decided to take on Little Adam's Peak, a much easier walk although doing this on my already broken legs was both very uncomfortable and also ...
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