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... of Sri Lanka due to all the agriculture. We stop first at the food market where Kingsley insists we take a wander to see all the fruit, veg, meat and fish stalls including some selling a local peculiarity, red bananas.
Coman however has spotted a Victorian building which promotes itself with old-style plaques as a gentleman's outfitter, purveyor of fancy goods, smoker's requisites, fishing tackle and more. A branch of Cargills, a chain of ...
... enough for me to hustle to the market and buy a heavier fleece jacket. It is not uncommon to see a man dressed in a sarong and a heavy down jacket. There are plenty of choices in the market. Columbia an North Face are just two of the brands that make their clothes in Sri Lanka. Our next stop is a guest house owned by a Sri Lankan lady who lived in Brittany and Paris for 25 years. I guess she does nice fusion ...
... day ahead of us.
Day 2: January 20, 2014
That morning we almost didnīt start well because I forgot to set an alarm clock. Accidentally I woke up at 4.40, checked my tablet and it was time to start getting ready. What a good luck! Otherwise we would miss our trek. Well, Iīm sure Gonzalo wouldnīt mind so much :) To our surprise the tuk-tuk driver appeared even earlier than he promised so at 5.00 we were leaving for the Horton Plains National Park.
... wrong way and offering to be our guide. Stubborn British that we are, we refused all help and continued on, the wrong way. We eventually realised and sheepishly retraced our steps. Luckily we spotted a German couple ahead who weren't quite as stingy and were being guided by a local women and her dog. Keeping a safe distance we followed them up the hill through the tea plantation and pine woods to reach the viewpoint over the falls. Taking out ...
... part, travelling along the edge of the mountains. With views back across the mountains. Covered in tea plantations. We passed workers picking the leaves, school children waiving from the roads and houses, waterfalls, across bridges and through forests and tunnels. Once we reached Nanu Oyu - the jumping point for Nuwara Eliya, the entire carriage (granted all tourists) left. We were the only two people left. This is a popular place for your groups. ...
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