Misty Hills Cottage
Travel Blogs from Nuwara Eliya
... weekend break. After four hours we reached Kandy the famous hill country city and then a further one hours climb away, the temperature changed dramatically and rain arrived with mist and so did the dramatic tea plantations. I left the train in heavy rain at Nano Oya, and was meet by a driver from the guest, and as we began a further steep ascent on a terrible pot holed road to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is called “Little England” ...
... t really much to do or see, except watch the drunk locals stumble out of the local bar, and see the long queues for Arrack (the local rum made out of coconut) at the wine shop. It was Friday evening and maybe payday for some. For dinner we went to a local joint for more tea and chapatti, dahl and sambol for dinner;cheap and delicious.
Before leaving town the next morning we drove around to take in the sites of Lake Gregory and Victoria Park. Nuwara ...
... me to Kandy. Costs aside this seemed far more sensible and time saving so here I am, finally rested and drinking tea in the balmy afternoon shade in my hotel overlooked by a giant white Buddha statue. The journey was lovely and cool, with Ravi pointing things out at the is of the road. They pineapple plantations, they are paddy fields, this is the city famous for selling spices. We laughed ...
... hall that holds the alter and the golden stupa that holds the tooth. Rick and I both made an offering of a lotus flower surrounded by jasmine flowers. Guyan was very proud but humble showing us around and explaining everything to us. Rick was also in his element. And for me it was a beautiful and serene place to be walking thru and veiwing as well. After the temple we went to have a look at the museum. I was feeling the heat and lack of food by this time and feeling a bit ...
Nuwara Eliya is known as 'Little England', there's Victoria Park which is very nice to take a stroll through although the tourist entry is 10 times the local entry fee which i thought was a bit off, there are some fine old colonial buildings like the Post Office and Grand Hotel which we had a few beers in, we felt we needed a bit of luxury and also a horse racing track, but the most ...
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