White Monkey - Dias Rest
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWhite Monkey - Dias Rest Haputale
A top recommendation that lived up to expectations. The views are awesome and the family are simply the most welcoming. You will soon become attached. Be aware that this is about 3km out of town so you can't easily pop out to the shops but the hospitality here means that you won't want to.
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Some say head to Ella and the Worlds End viewpoint, but we met a German guy back at the Lake and Paddy guesthouse in Alleppey who had raved about his stay at the White Monkey Homestay in Haputale. Since that time it had been high on our things to do list. Unfortunately we cannot remember the name of that inspiring Germany guy, but I do know that he …
... pine and eucalyptus forests and tea plantations. The terrain changed almost every half an hour and we stopped at some really fabulous look out points to see way across the valley. Our elevation steadily grew throughout the day, reaching 1900 feet at the upmost point. Not immensely high but high enough for us to be walking amongst the clouds and rolling mist for sections of the higher altitude areas. I love the calming effect forests have on me. (Ok, unless there ...
... had told him that I'd booked one night a hostel in Unawatuna (beach town) just so I'd have a destination to rest at after the long flight. And this was the start of my adventure. Really. Unawatuna was like Toad's Wild Ride in Disneyland. In true snobby-backpacker style, when I arrived in Sri Lanka, I briskly passed (with feigned confidence) the line of taxi drivers asking 'where You going!?' and headed to the local bus stand. I hopped on... Hoping that my ...
... including the many children that are very curious about us and also like to say 'hello’ about ten times. We had to squeeze our way in and out and since we were near the door, a lot of people had to squeeze by us to get in and out. It’s simple: when you think it is not going to fit, there is always a way.
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... walked up a street that had an assortment of sandal, clothing, fruit and fried treat stands, grabbing fried dahl patties, vegetable curry roties and an array of sweets for the bus as we found things that were interesting.
Honey is popular in the area, so I was able to find these cool fried honey snacks?
Good but very sweet!
Back at the train station for some coffees, only to find out our train was delayed about 40 minutes.
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