Travel Blogs from Kandy
Today we drove from the tea plantation region in Hatton to Kandy, but before we left I went on a beautiful morning run through the tea plantations.
The drive to Kandy took about 2 hours. Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Kandy lies right in the centre of the Island. It is a very green city situated among …
We began today with breakfast on the patio. The morning was quite fine, almost sunny, and our hotel is high in the hills above the city. Sipping tea and gazing out at the hills was beautiful.
The views are lovely and the air is fresher up here, but the building itself seems to have a problem. Our room seems constantly damp - even when the …
Today we visited the Dambulla caves, full of statues and paintings of Buddha, the drove up into the hill country and Kandy.
The drive into Kandy has made it clear that where we've been has been very much the rural area of Sri Lanka. Winding through the mountain roads the towns became more populous. At first I thought this might be a matter …
... a roof opposite our house! So cute but also so diseased lol! Tonight most of us will be packing to go away this weekend! James, Lauren, Vicky, Beth, George, Christine, Alice and I are all off to Nuwara Eliya and Ella, Tea plantation capital of Sri Lanka :) so were going tea picking and we're also going white water rafting, trek to Worlds End (a beautiful drop off cliff precipice with stunning views) and then were going to climb ...
... in the city that night. It was still an hour or so until the start, so he whisked us up to a viewpoint 5 minutes drive away. The view was great and there were a couple of newly- weds posing for their wedding photos up there.
We also managed to fit in yet another visit to a Buddhist temple, except this one was on the other side of the city, tucked away in the hills. The temple itself was tiny, but the sense of peace that pervaded the air was fantastic. The world ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking