TripAdvisor Reviews Mandara Rosen Yala National Park
Travel Blogs from Yala National Park
... from the UK. It’s a bit like the Big Brother
house, putting a lot of people who don’t know each other in a small space in
mixed dorms with shared bathrooms, except none of us are *****.
On Tuesday my community medicine placement started, it
has all been organised by the department head Dr. Vijitha De Silva who is
enthusiastic and friendly. He also asked to be the local supervisor to my
research and has done all that was required ...
... began through the tea plantations as mist rolled in and out. Given the large population, towns and cities are plentiful so there is plenty to see. It is rare to see tourists beyond the tourist sites and hotels. We arrived at a town called Ella and straight away it was obvious it was a tourist destination by the bars and restaurants (Sri Lankans eat at home), shops, and massage spas. This is a popular area for trekking and ...
... less that £2)......and I will defo be going back there open our return to Ella!! After food we headed to 'Chill Bar' for a beer before bed but happily bumped into our safari friends again and that turned into a few beers and a very fun-filled evening!! So lots of great experiences today mixed with a few moments of irritation but overall 'all's well that ends well'.......tomorrow we will try again to get to Arugam Bay (with a clearer route in mind!!) ...
Two official guides came with the jeep to catch us there and take us to the Yala National Park. It was farer than I thought, but we finally got there. Again, many jeeps trying to seek wild animals on the way. We saw quiet a lot of them... different kinds of birds, monkies, goose, wild porks, elephants, ...
... How poetic was that... our wagon was mostly for tourists and few locals there... but there was a group of beautiful tourists (looked like Swedish) so I can't complain... During train travel, it rained quite heavily too, and we could see sunny valleys at the horizon.
Once at Ella Gap, and after having lunch, our guide took us to the hotel... but not our hotel... it was the hotel ...