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Not much to say about this place really.
It's nickname is Little England and yes it does look a little English with the park and the post office and the houses.
And the weather!!
it is freezing here. Jody actually bought a fleece in the town.
It is grey, it is raining - why did we come here???
... a pleasant retired couple from Manchester and a rather slick American, his Sri Lankan wife (somewhat underdressed) and two children both under 5 who proceeds to take up an extra two window seats and spray rice all over the carriage floor while her baby son - Christie screams and cries. DERAILMENT: After about 20 mins, word goes round that a train has been derailed some 2km up the line and in the scenic section: the whole reason for the journey!!! Off we pile at ...
... that the journey we were currently on had to offer.
The views changed as we made our way further north, as the tea plantations gave way to slightly more built up, but no less interesting scenery, before that too gave way to become thick jungle, with Monkey's jumping from tree to tree. It was a lot to fit into a 60km stretch of railway, but luckily there was three hours to appreciate it. Everything in Sri Lanka seems to move slowly.
... oil. This, combined with the lack of hot water, made up our minds to move hotels. Using the faithful rough guide we chose the Single Tree hotel and headed off to the other side of town. Later, turning down the offer of a private taxi we hopped on a local bus down to the Mackwood tea factory at Labookellie. This estate of over 1,800 acres was established in 1841 by a Scottish gentleman with a Hollywood style sign, branding his name across the hillside. On the ...
... them something or try somehow to make them spend more money. When you disagree with this practice, they sometimes become annoyed, argumentative and even angry and always creates a very unpleasant climate. As a result, one is left with a feeling of entrapment as you feel hostage to what the guide will pull next. I offered Sharon to tag along with her for the next few days and pay the driver for my expenses which were a very large increase over the daily budget I had set at ...