The Mountain Heavens
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... heard that our driver had gone back up to Kandy (though we think the receptionist got this wrong as Kandy is 6 hours on the train or by bus (car is here) and he did go to the doctor in our last location so suspect it is there he has returned to) – he hasn't been feeling well for a couple of days so hopefully he is better tomorrow.
We took a tuk tuk down into town (extremely steep, probably about 3-4Km from ...
... we got chatting and before we knew it over an hour had passed and we needed to get checked in and through security to catch our flight to Thailand. A brief wee blog to end our journey through Sri Lanka, it is a beautiful place, but Paul and I agree that is misses something of the magical energy that is in India and it can feel like hard work sometimes, when constantly being asked to buy things, often at much higher prices than you know things are worth, ...
The train journey from Kandy to Ella is described as one of the most beautiful in the world and we would struggle to disagree... Certainly beats East Croydon to Victoria! We had good seats to enjoy the view but were a little disappointed that we would be facing backwards for 7 hours. We took it in turns getting up and leaning out the open doors to get some pictures of the stunning scenery which is not really portrayed well enogh in the pics ...
So the distance in a straight line, from Ella to Kandy, is about 30km, why does it take the train 6 hours?
Answer: The train is slow, very slow. But the scenery is stunning
When you are not looking out of the window or sitting on the trains door step reading your book, you have nothing to do, but just wait for the train to start moving again.
The train is climbing to the highest town in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, Little England, named ...
... we were given a spotter who is someone from the government that has to be present and also points out the animals that the untrained eye wouldn't spot. We were charged 5900 rupees for Steve and I (£25 for both) and Dinindu and Isuri were charged 120 rupees (60 pence for the both). You do the math!!! The locals get charged so much less it's amusing.
Within seconds of entering the park we saw our first elephant. It was just 10 yards from ...