The Rock Hotel
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... chaotic town centre. We found ourselves disoriented and hotel-less, there was nothing was within walking distance of the city centre. Luckily we met a fellow traveller and together we made the 2km walk to hotel row.
After getting the accommodation, we decided to book one of the biggest attractions - Worlds End. Worlds End is a mountain area with spectacular vertical drops located within Horton Plains, ...
... This, despite being a shock to the system when journeying from the lowlands, is perfect tea growing weather, and makes for some spectacular scenery!
The climb up was like entering another country, with the weather suddenly changing and the scenery being unbelievably green and dramatic, with spectacular waterfalls dotted amongst rolling hills of lush tea plantations. It is honestly like nothing I have seen anywhere else. You drive past signs on the plantations, with ...
... and more curry! We did a small hike up to Little Adam's Peak yesterday, where you get a great view over the surrounding mountainsides all covered with tea plantations. On the way up we met a few enterprising locals picking tea leaves and offering to have their photo taken with you - for a price I'm sure. The views from the top were beautiful. Afterwards we stopped for afternoon tea and home made chocolate cake at a cool little log cabin cafe. ...
Woke up in a 150 year old colonial style hotel;
- brass taps and Heath Robinson bath
- bakelite switches and plugs
- brass bedstands
- imposing and precarious ceiling fan
- the sounds of crickets outside
Had brekkie and took a taxi to Ella, with it's dramatic, cascading waterfall, rabid (cheeky) monkeys, tea plantations and factories, and it's unspoilt, ...
... almost three weeks of calm! We are driven to the Waterfall Homestay and are welcomed by Karen and Martin, the Australian owners. They are so nice and their place is so welcoming. We drop our bags and sit to admire the view : beautiful mountains, fields and the waterfall. We are going to be very confortable here!!! We decide to stay here for dinner, Karen being well known for her excellent cooking..and we are not disappointed! I have already asked for the ...