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... pizza and garlic bread, paired with a bottle of the finest tap water and a cheeky Portello on the side.
While we waited in comfort we watched geckos dance on the windows and some of the local boys rough housing in the street, oh what an eve!
We also spent a week in the cultural triangle which was nice.
... Sri Lanka, and only "real" cinnamon is grown here. Other fun fact: If you ever find yourself in a Sri Lankan tropical garden, for the love of god wear bug spray. I am quite chewed.
Our next stop was a small family-owned tea factory, which has been producing its own tea for nearly 200 years. I had thought tea was always grown here- Sri Lanka's former name was "Ceylon," as in the tea- but I found out that tea was not grown ...
... it here. Back in the van and off to Kandy. The road was under repair and when we started climbing into Kandy it was very busy. Lots of Government buses and a complete mix of vehicles on the roads. We arrived at the Regency as 2 wedding parties were leaving. in amongst the hubbub we paid of our driver with a substantial tip and made our way to reception. Very flash place the Regency. We were met with cool towels, fruit drinks and a lass in traditional dress who provided our keys ...
I find it difficult to believe that I have been in Kandy for one month already! I find spending more time at one project is more beneficial rather than jumping from project to project every few weeks. I find the benefits are that you get more connected with the children, and they in return begin to trust you more and are more open to your help. You also get to see which areas they need help the most at the projects. The only downside ...
... tasting -> packing / dispatching. She also showed us machines used in every single phase of the manufacturing process. Some of them were the oldest machines of its kind in Sri Lanka.
After finishing the guided tour we were allowed to walk around the museum on our own and learn more about the tea tradition in Sri Lanka.
You may find interesting how tea was discovered. Legend says the first man to taste a cup of tea was the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung (2 737 ...