Jetwing St. Andrew'S
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJetwing St. Andrew'S Nuwara Eliya
We havn't even been here for an hour and I think it's already the best hotel of the trip so far. When we came in we were welcomed with hot soup. The whole building is an old Scottish club house. They even serve high tea here.
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This weekend Carrie, Vykobie and I joined forces with two
Swansea medics to explore some of the Hill country offerings! We found a van +
driver for just £20 each for the weekend and set off good and early on the
Saturday. The hill country is famous for beautiful rolling tea plantations
every way you look. Our first stop was a working tea factory called Blue Field where
they showed us the process of harvesting, drying, withering, crushing,
... we witnessed our very own excess sauce being slopped back into a pot and stirred up. In a country where our monthly salary could take them months if not a year to earn, I can see why. If anything, it has made us a little more aware of what we put in our mouths! Determined not to spend the day in the room, we waited until lunch time and after a bit of squabbling over the exact detail of the day's plan, we got a tuktuk 10mins out of Ella to a historic bridge commonly know as ...
... of Torbay. Boasting names such as Ashford, Stamford, Windsor and Somerset they face an overgrown race course and a man-made lake with pleasure boats and pedalloes.
Every April, for the Buddhist new year, Nuwara Eliya comes alive with Sri Lankans enjoying horse races, concerts, car rallies, motorcycle races, flower shows and more. It's a full-on carnival for a month, attracting up to 50,000 revellers and is the only time the raceground is used ...
... the floor under my bed). Luckily I found some plastic baskets so I rolled my clothes into these - my wardrobe for the next 10 weeks. The project manager came around in the afternoon and we were introduced to the volunteer coordinators. That evening we had our first taste of Sri Lankan food rice, Dahl, and veg, sat around a huge table in the family home with around 20 volunteers. Everyone was very welcoming and answered any questions we had. All meals in Sri ...
... oil gone, but so too the chilli! Kim wasn't too bothered though, as she classed it as the best food we had in Sri Lanka. I enjoyed it, but it could have done with a serious hit of chilli!
After dinner, we said our goodbyes to our wonderful hostess, her assistant and her husband, before making our way into town. We decided that the local's bar was our best bet for a post dinner drink, but it ended up being even more mental than before. We ...