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Last Friday we did one of the top things to do in Sri
Lanka, hopped a train from Kandy to a small hill town called Ella. We booked
tickets in the observation car which has large windows looking out over the
incredible countryside as the train rattles along at around 15mph for 7 hours!
Definitely one of my top 3 favourite sunsets. …
... waterfall). We stopped there for some water and a little break. We had agreed by this point that we weren't going to rush the journey and if it took us all day, then so be it.
When we decided to move on, the path to follow was unclear. So I decided to start walking up through a tea plantation but Josef thought the path would be better in the opposite direction. A local farmer was walking past Josef, so I told him to ask him. Next thing I know, the farmer turns around ...
... Ella Gap' as its focus point, and a couple of easy hikes onto surrounding mountains. At a height of just over 1000m above sea level, it's refreshingly mild in terms of climate, without either the extreme heat of the plains below, or the Scottish mists of Nuwara Eliya another 800 meters higher up, at the heart of the hill-country. "But what's like, so cool, like, is the nice lounge bars, where you can, like, sit and have a mango lassi and ...
... Day of Shearing', so armed with a shaver set at grade 3 (with the obligatory "oops, that's not a 3, sorry!" joke) I completed my first shift as a barber and Grahame's new hairstyle was born.......he's still trying to get used to it but I think it looks pretty cool!
Then we set off on our hike......we had a hilly hike over to the 9 Arch Bridge (luckily I'd turned to have a look at the shops we were walking past to see a small ...
... snacks on hand to keep us full up during the wait. The silly thing is we both have ponchos and never thought to bring them!! A few hours later, a little worse for ware and sopping wet we finally make it home
Hoping not to be caught off guard again we pack the ponchos the following morning and set off to climb little Adam's peak. A snake charmer greets us at the entrance to the path, entranced by the melodic rhythm two cobras dance out of their basket ...