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It's 5:45am, I'm on a grassy landing outside my hotel room, waiting for the sun to rise over the mountain ranges and the 2 Adams Peaks. You can hear Buddhists chanting, echoing through and up the valley. It won't be long before the sound of horns and worn out vehicles screeching up the range, interrupt this plateau of peace. The sun peeps up... The …
... followed before a trip
around the factory. This place also specialised in this crazy white tea where
the tips of the tea bushes are snipped with sterile scissors by workers in
protective gear into sterile bags all to ensure it doesn’t become ‘contaminated’
by human skin. At the extensive tasting we could try this super-expensive
premium tea and it tasted like warm water that had been shown a green teabag
for a fraction of a second, such a rip-off; but ...
... The walls are still intact, and quite formidable- during the 2004 tsunami, these walls held back some of the worst damage, and most of the historical buildings were saved. And it's a good thing, too- this town is so ridiculously picturesque that it looks like a Disney version of a tropical seaside town.
We spent most of the day doing a walking tour of the fort, and window shopping- there are many gorgeous colonial hotels, unique ...
Leaving the Russians and happy hours of Mirissa, we head for Weligama - a smaller beach resort further west on the south coast. Accommodation prices are particularly high here, and Amber, unwilling to pay through the nose finally finds us a home stay option away from the town centre. The owners have an excitable six month old Alsatian called Rexie whom the kids adore.
In the evening we walk into town down a dark alley ablaze with fire flies and Rana ...
... better, although Jim did have one draw blood on his arm.
The birds appeared with the sun and then it was a very interesting walk clambering up the steep sides of tea plantations and through the forest. We were given lots of information about trees and their medicinal properties en route.
We said goodbye to our guide and drove on to a tank at Hiyare. As it was later in the day we did not expect to see much. However, by the tank (lake) is ...