Grand Ella Motel
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It felt very eerie to be the lone person eating breakfast at the Lake Side Inn, indeed I was reliably informed that only 5 tourists had stayed in Tissa overnight. After two decades of the civil war, visitor confidence appears to be at an all-time low in the south-eastern region in particular. The history of Sri Lankan politics is incredibly …
... I got a Indian head wobble. To those who have not witnessed one, it is the most confusing thing a person can do. It basically means yes,no,maybe. So the best thing I've learnt is ask the question twice and then decipher what he probably means. With this booked we went and explored the town and had some delicious Sri Lankan Kottus. Kate has been really keen to try the local massage treatment called Ayurveda, apparently the town held a few highly rated clinics. So ...
... evening - too many beers and mojitos led to us being the last ones in the bar and our bill being presented to us without us asking for it - oops. We managed to find another placed prepared to sell us a beer so long as we sat upstairs and out of sight in case the police stopped by.
My legs that evening were feeling fine but the delayed reaction really kicked in the next morning when I want to stand up out of bed and ended up falling back onto the ...
... house is amazing! So beautiful and you can hear the waterfall in the background. We quickly unpacked, showered, had a beer and sat down her beautiful veranda to eat dinner. Joining us was her other guests - Steve and Petra from Switzerland and a lady called something like Gertrude from Germany. She didn't speak English though so Steve translated as he is from the german speaking part of Switzerland. We ate a beautiful tea - pork curry, jack ...
7 - I don't need any help, it's only a small step down to the platform.
6 - oh no, I missed it as we were moving so quickly.
5 - that station looks very modern!
4 - look at all those train attendants over there.
3 - its good to see the buffet trolley charged us the same as the locals!
2 - the doors are locked for your security
1 - are we here already?
That was Thursday!