Pelwehera Village Resort
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... of Sri Lankan locals packed tighter than a can of sardines into the train. At the next stop we maneuvered ourselves into the one chair, as standing was almost unbearable and so for the next hour Emma was sat in my lap. Thankfully the train eventually cleared out and we both had the luxury of our own seats. This is when we got to admire the beautiful scenery rolling past as we snaked our way up hills and between valleys. The views were breathtaking! Our first day in Kandy was ...
... Kandy, pleaded with us not to stay at the hotel we were considering and suggested a few others and promised to get us a good deal. He also suggested a few places for us to call in at during our trip to Kandy tomorrow. We ate at the restaurant. The fish was very strong and the other food fine, but not as good as the lunch cooked over the wood fire in the little mud hut. It was still raining lightly as we headed to our rooms. Everything was built up on ...
... nearby ponds... Gutted that we didn't see any, but maybe in hindsight it's for the best!
I'm incredibly unfit, and Paul is incredibly fair skinned, so between us we were a pretty terrible pair to be scaling such a huge rock for hours in the scorching midday heat. A big chunk of our initial eagerness definitely vanished as we saw the scale of what we were about to embark on, and to be honest I don't think we really appreciated the view once we got up to ...
... park, we saw some wild elephants in the forest. They were a bit hidden in the trees but we definitely saw them.
Then a few more.
Then a few more.
Then we turned a corner and there were hundreds of them just as Jagath has promised there would be :-)
We were all so excited as there were elephants everywhere we looked. It seems that in the evenings they all come to the lake to drink, play ...
... to have shore trail. The train from Colombo to Galle was pretty close to the beach.
There was a Sri Lankan guy talk to me, he asked me where I come from, where am I going to Galle? And How long have I been in Sri Lanka? From those questions, we kept the conversation going for quite awhile. He wish himself to work in abroad, he wanted to have a better life and currier. He is a vice of the principal at one of university in Sri Lanka, I said why do ...