Heritance Tea Factory
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On our night in Kandy was spent at the hotel having the buffet. Yes,Tim normally hates buffets - but he thought it looked good and afterwards wished he hadn't had it. It was a beautiful atmosphere though as we sat outside and listened to the entertainment - it was a crooner singing some ballads.
Next morning, we had breakfast. Since I was …
... town of Nuwara Eliya, 1,868m above sea level.
It was incredibly windy and the sun had come out for pretty much the first time
of the trip; so I promptly got burnt but insisted to everyone it was wind burn.
The town itself is pretty uninspiring but a nice little botanic garden. The
biggest drama was the new president (since Jan 2015), Maithripala Sirisena,
arriving by helicopter at the presidential countryside retreat. The highlight
of this town ...
... had to make an urgent dash into a leech infested bush area. Unfortunately, I encountered the leeches also and it's safe to say we were both happy to get back to our guest house, shower and have the safety of a toilet nearby! Within minutes of returning, the heavens opened dramatically and it poured for a solid hour. Another good reason to stay inside! So we spent the rest of the day, chilling out and preparing for our 4-5hr bus journey to the south coast tomorrow. Could be an interesting ...
We were picked up at 9.30am by our driver/tour guide Krishna. He was a lovely guy, smiley and spoke very good English. He started out driving a tuk tuk like thousands of other Sri Lankans until one day a tourist admired his happy personality and set him up on Trip Advisor, he very humbly told us that day changed his life.
The trip out of Kandy and into the hill country of Nuwara Eliya was three hours, this went so quickly as we chatted all the way, ...
... teaching. It was shocking to find out Sri Lanka has a population of nearly 21million, and has only 10 psychologists & 50 psychiatrists. Sri Lanka also has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. I could tell at this point even before attending any projects that Sri Lanka is a country in need of help in so many ways. In my first week I attended workshops on special needs, mental health and teaching at the youth centre in maharagama, a district ...