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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... The first was called Ella . We stayed in a buddhist monastery bed and breakfast. Over 75 % of Sri Lanka is Buddhist. That might explain why they are such gentle people. We weren't able to do much in Ella due to constant rain, so we just enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and did some yoga and meditation. There was some good local food.
The next day we took the world famous train ride ...
... see how simple and modest it was, and the tea tasted increds. We also visited the tea plantation up in the hills, which was tended to by a small local Hindu community, and went to see a culture dance, which ended with men in traditional dress walking across flaming hot coals.
After a little mooch around we headed back to the bnb for noodles and beer, whilst looking up where to start the next day. Excited about the jungle cabana we had found to stay in the next night(!), we headed off to ...
... open plain/basin with a huge lake filling the center. The level of the lake changes dramatically with the seasons and is commonly used by wild Asian elephants as a source of water and place to cool off during the hot afternoons. Initially we only saw just one lone elephant all the way across the lake. Phil and I joked that it was probably a statue planted by park officials because it hardly moved (what better way to ensure every guest sees an elephant...). We were told that this was ...
... legs. We then continued to Kandy and headed to our guesthouse situated in the hills above Kandy. After a quick rest, our driver took us to Kandy's city centre, where we first visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (another Unesco site) before strolling by the small lake and in Kandy’s high street. After a good diner, we found a tuk-tuk to take us back to our hill guesthouse. ...
... our bus journeys through Sri Lanka, but we had always been too full to try some. We went to a couple of hotels/bakeries and bought a selection of short eats. We had Wade, Samosas, Roti, Pastries, Stuffed Bread and a little donut type thing that seemed to be made of fish. We took our packages of short eats, wrapped up in old homework, to the bus station and attempted to find the bus to Kandy. When we did eventually find one, it was a "semi-luxury" service, ...