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TravelPod Member ReviewsRising Lion Inn Nuwara Eliya
We stayed in 2 rooms. The room upstairs was dark & dusty. The one downstairs slightly brighter, but noisy hotel staff disturbed our sleep at night. Food on the other hand was quite good. I had the tastiest freshly-made garlic soup here. The cook who was also the waiter was generous in his servings. The owner on the other hand was a bit of a stiff neck. For USD60 per night, it's not worth staying here.
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... through cast a beautiful hue in the sky. As I stood watching the skies change colour, a bus trundled pass me, and a child yelled hello and stuck his hand out. It took me about 2 seconds to realise he was calling me, so I waved back. Randi told me that ...
... the nice pictures.
Next, we stopped at Mlesna Tea Castle.
Mlesna is one of the biggest distributors of tea in Sri Lanka. I wanted to visit because I was intrigued by how its architecture is designed to look like a cute little castle. In front of it is a giant tap.
... it could be sent back to England) Great scenery with tea plantations everywhere. I reckon the tea pickers must have one leg shorter than the other to pick tea on the slopes that it is grown on. Very steep.
Nuwara Eliya was the escape town for the English and Scottish tea pioneers (to escape the heat). And I think they succeeded. Very high (1900meters) and the climate for the couple ...
Small Town Ella
The town itself is nothing more than a nondescript main drag with several restaurants, Ayurvedic spa treatment facilities, small markets, small hotels and guesthouses. On one side, a road leads to little Adams peak, the Arched Bridge view and tea plantations. The draw here is the gorgeous mountain setting, the cooler weather and great hiking.
... road. At the rail road tracks we make a sharp right up a slippery hill and lean and grunt to get the tuk tuk to the destination. Despite my exterior bravado, inside my chest was a pounding heart. It was still ******* rain but I hear a friendly voice say "hello darling, let me bring in your bag." so here goes nothing. I hop out and walk into the house. The man running the hostel is overly friendly and telling me there are no rules, I can help myself to anything ...
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