Hotel Cranford Villa
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... time was 4 hours earlier than I was told at the
hostel! I’m really getting tired of being told what they think I want to hear
rather than the actual truth. So I sat in Colombo bus station from 3:30am until
people started making egg roti on the roadside where I got some breakfast and
walked out with first light to explore the city.
Colombo is not really a city to be explored by foot but I
had so long until my check-in I thought I may as ...
... in between
eating and hanging out of the door watching the scenery, I didn’t really notice
the 7 hours. We rolled in at night and our hotel picked us up, I think we were
the only guests; we are still in low-season for this part of Sri Lanka. There
is a great traveller haunt called Chill which does good lamprai (meat curry and
rice steamed in banana leaf) and surprisingly decent pizzas!
Ella – up in the cooler mountains, surrounded by tea plantations. The drive up the twisty road is not the best but the buses are crazy, overtaking on blind corners and worse! Liberal use of the horn is made. According to the manager here, Sri Lankans have a 6th sense where overtaking is concerned……. The bus drivers need to keep moving otherwise the driver in the bus behind may overtake, picking up ...
... every banana in the bag – d’oh.
Anyway, the main purpose of the visit to Udawalawa was to see the Sri Lankan elephants. I was expecting it to be really hard to see them as it is in Sabah however there are about 700 elephants in what is essentially a small park. On out first excursion we entered the park with only 2 other vehicles and saw the first group of three within the first 50 metres of the entrance, right next to the road. That was pretty ...
... 4km,another 2km to Baker's Falls and then some 3.5km to the Park entrance . It takes around three to four hours in total. Surprisingly there were fewer crowds that day even though it was a holiday. This was because abnormal monsoons had hit Sri Lanka just some days before and incessant pouring of rain water had made trekking impossible. I was lucky enough to visit on a bright clear sunny day just after the rainy weather retreated. So far so good! I passed ...