Train to the hilly country

Trip Start Oct 03, 2009
Trip End Feb 28, 2010

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

After a good sleep and a few bottles of beer I got ready to get the train for the next place on my trip. On the way to the station the tuk tuk driver and I stopped at a tea estate and I ordered a pot of their weakest tea. It cost very little and I invited the driver to join me in the restaurant, but the poor chap was too shy to do so. I got the managers permission and the driver had a cup as well. We both agreed that we did not like it. I think that we were both used to drinking rubbish tea and when we got the real thing, we didn't care for it.

At the railway station was an impressive man in a white uniform and I took some photos of him. He turned out to be the station master and he gave me his address to send his copies.

The journey though the hills was wonderful.  Here and there were women picking tea leaves. The men seemed to be standing around and watching. Ella is high in the hills and the weather is very pleasant compared to  the plains. I thought that I would stay here for a couple of days to get over the excursions of Adams Peak.

I wanted to do a couple of trips but neither was possible. I wanted to go on to Nuwarelya which is supposed to have beautiful gardens, and the other was to arrange a trip to the Yala National park. The park has the highest concentration of leopads in the world ( that is the claim) and many people I met later had seen either one or more. I could not get together with a group and to do it on my own was too expensive.

I rested and drank more beer and made plans to go to Tangalle on the coast   
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