Heritance Tea Factory
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Took a beautiful train trip through the tea fields fr Kandy. On arrival at the Heritance Tea Factory we were greeted with a tray with 3 small bowls which he asked us to out our palm out and he spooned small portions of rick sugar, cardamon pod and a sprinkle of toasted cumin seeds them asked to swallow. It was very beautiful then followed by a …
... something unrepeatable which had Rachel crying with laughter for the rest of the show.
En route to train station, slight detour to see Indiana Jones man jump off a bridge - very strange chap and the most insistent request for a tip from anyone we've met so far. In hindsight I think we should have just run as soon as he'd jumped! Must remember this in future!
4 hour train journey - finally the Wombles joined ...
... our way back to ohiya where we literally hopped into a mail train. The train was so full that we had to sit in the luggage compartment. It was interesting as there are no lights and one section of track goes through 14 tunnels. The doors are not so much doors as holes in the cart so we had access to amazing views. The poor people in the only other 2 carts were literally holding on to the outside of the train and even on the roof !
... ladies picking tea leaves, they don't pick every day, so made a stop to watch them at work and for a photo opportunity. It was great watching them but I was disappointed to find out afterwards that half way through our visit there my memory card failed so I only had half the pictures I thought I had. Even more disappointing was that this was the second new memory card which had failed me in as many days! In the afternoon ...
Day 8: We said goodbye to hotel monkeys and Kandyan traffic to head to hill/ tea country. En route we stopped at tea plantation (sadly not Mr Dilmah's) for a tour, cup of tea and some Sinhalese practice with factory staff. The journey was slow as the road twists and turns up the side of hills. It's normal practice to overtake on blind corners and dogs choose to sleep in the middle of road with vehicles trying not to run them over. It's fair ...