Lake View Rest
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up people smiled at us and said hello. The children would giggle and hide
behind their parents when we waved. On family asked to have a photo with Carrie
and then explained to us a bit about the temple. Models of monks and monsters
and Buddhas line the tortuous pathway to the top and tell stories or teach
Buddhist morals. The views from the top were of vast rolling countryside and we
felt we had stumbled on a real gem; in the hour we ...
A reasonable time to start after our welcomed western breakfast. Legs a little wearie, not sure if it was the clinging on and balancing on the safari or the 40 flights of stairs we climbed!! Either way our first stop at the Cave temple was not one which we expecting to climb another 10 flight either thinking it would be underground! Oh well, another change of clothes needed. It's a complex of 5 mini caves filled with buddas, be them painted all over the ceiling or actual ...
We left a very damp, but for us not cold, Nuwara Eliya this morning. The countryside is fantastic with the rolling hills of tea plantations but the dampness is not the most comfortable! We were disappointed in the hotel, really showed how looks aren't everything! For us the most important factor is cleanliness, good bed and good shower – you can cope with most other things but you had to hand hold the shower and ...
outside Kandy – an old colonial building which is lovely. Spacious rooms again and a lovely dining
The driver took us, after yet another shower today, into town
for a meal at an Islamic restaurant which was also very interesting and
tasty. I had (not really Islamic, Sri Lankan)
string hoppers with vegetables (given up on meat here) – which is basically
very fine noodles which they then chop very fine.
And then, bed!
... This means a daily collection of grass feed, so not uncommon to see men carrying large bundles of firewood or grass on the heads. The plantations have their own schools and children have access to a good education and free healthcare, but it seems difficult for these mainly Tamil workers and their families to ever leave this sort of life and most children will grow up to continue working on plantations. Tea workers are resourceful with ...