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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???
... standard, you pay for the carbs not the curry, I was a big fan! Sri Pada is a
2,243m peak with a rock formation at the top believed by Buddhists to be the
last step Buddha made on Earth before ascending to paradise and by Christians
and Muslims to be the site where Adam fell to Earth. The ‘done thing’ here is
to wake at 2am and start the 3 hour long hike up to the mountain top in the
dark in time to catch the sunrise which casts ...
... of cake!
We passed a lot more pilgrims toward the end of the path. Some of them take an even longer trail, double the distance, which earns them more merit. We were staggered by the amount of elderly hobbling up the stairs, people carrying babies and of course, children making the trek. What was even more insane was that they were all barefoot or wearing flip flops. I'm not talking rubbery soft Havaianas or spongy Reef Fanning's, we're talking hard ...
... By this point we were clambering up the hill in a very ungraceful manner. After about 3 hours we arrived back at the starting point feeling very exhausted from the lack of sleep the night before and a rather strenuous walk back. The whole time I was under the impression the loop was a total of 4km so we were feeling pretty unfit by the end. As you can imagine finding out it was close to 10km definitely boosted our ...
... of monkeys were chilling out on a rock nearby, we climbed a hundred or so steps beside the waterfall to get a better view. Krishna then took us to Blue Field Tea Estate, where, you guessed it, they pick, process and package all kinds of black, white and green teas. It was interesting listening to the guide talk about the process and learning how many different types of tea there are. Afterwards we sat down in a cool marbled rest area and had a delicious ...