Ratnaloka Tour Inn
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... card in our faces following us around and promising us the world, I was getting irritated. I snapped at the next man asking where we were going, assuming he was another tuktuk driver. Begrudgingly I answered and he kindly directed us to the bus... He was in fact the bus driver and a very kind one at that, just trying to help. I had to apologise a little red faced, getting on the bus with my tail between my legs.
The 1.5hour bus ride was even more ...
... in a forgotten valley.
We are greeted by Viji, the butler, and invited to take tea on the lawn. Kingsley - who has accompanied tourists all over Sri Lanka in his career - looks totally bemused, having never heard of this place and taken his life in his hands getting us here without the car rolling down the mountain. He also looks very cold indeed as we put on the cardigans we have with us from wintery Europe and informs us the next morning, with amazement, that ...
... a mosquito net hanging above it. In the next room was the bathroom, which would be shared between six volunteers. The house was basic but everything I needed. On my bed when I arrived was a volunteering T-shirt and project pack which would be my bible for the next three months. This detailed my timetable, induction and all the projects and how to get to each on public transport. The rest of the day I spent meeting the volunteers and unpacking (the only ...
... came on the bus to sell English vocabulary books, much to the amusement of everyone on the bus, who kept stealing glances at us and smirking. After his sales pitch, the guy came to speak to us and asked us about our trip, he told us that he was hoping to visit 5 different countries in his life and was trying to save up enough money to go.
The bus to Thanamalwila passed without incident after that and was even ...
... we headed back to our seats - despite the drivers protest that we could stay longer! It was now getting dark and the sun setting behind all the tea covered mountains. So the last hour of the journey was in darkness. And it was cold. We finally arrived into Ella station at 7pm. 2 hours late. There were lots of tuk tuk drivers waiting and we were soon off towards our guesthouse. I really enjoyed the train ride. Even though it was rather long!! Ella ...