Hotel Cranford Villa
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... one and they were still feeling its effects 2 days later! Not to mention that it Was covered in mist on reaching the summit. We then had an iced tea at 98 Acres, a tea plantation that includes a high luxury resort! We were told to arrange a tea plantation visit by an acquaintance of Raja & Shirani from our Kandy home stay. Raja played rugger for Sri Lanka in his youth and ken was his college and team mate. They move in the planter community which, on ...
... to have Dinindu and Isuri to show us them. Everything is so cheap but occasionally Steve and I have to hide around the corner while Dinindu negotiates a price, otherwise they would charge us a lot more than they would the locals.
Steve asked Dinindu about the price of the upcoming test match in Galle between Sri Lanka & South Africa. It costs 5000 rupees for foreigners to watch a day's play (£22). Locals are charged 200 rupees (80p). ...
... with windows that at least opened.The end of our three hour train journey was at Bandarawela,
where there wasn’t much to see beyond taking in the atmosphere while staying at
the Bandarawela Hotel, a venerable old tea planters club where it felt like
nothing had changed in a century. The décor of the rooms was splendid – like
something out of Edwardian England, the buffet dinner and cocktails fine, and
my fellow ...
... about us. Tourists have lost their lives here in the past! The guy from our van, asked someone to take a picture of the three of us and I warmed to him a bit. I was happy to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was just a bit shy. He would undo a lot of that goodwill later! After a long stop to take it all in, we made our way across the plains to Baker Falls - a pretty spectacular waterfall, before making our back to the van. The walk had taken us about ...
... lesson, it is that curry leaves are the heart of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Our hostess's assistant then showed us how to make coconut milk - mixing grated coconut with water and sieving the resulting liquid. The first pressing forms the thick coconut milk, whilst the second pressing gives thin milk.
At this point, we were still going through the ingredients and we began to get an idea of why Sri Lankan food took so long to prepare. We were ...