hello from Sri Lanka!
It's so beautiful here, and even though I haven't updated this space in a while I thought I'd share some photos!
Hopefully the square crop doesn't make my photos bad :/
Arrived at 2am, found our way to Colombo Fort station and hobo-ed for an hour before the counters opened at 5am. Got my first and only mosquito bites there :(
The train journey from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya was about 7 hours long. Thank God we found seats, and were able to catch some sleep along the way.
Sights from the train. The locals use the trains as well, so it can get very crowded, especially in third class. (we travelled 2nd)
Some snacks on board the train - 3 pcs for 100 rupees (abt 80c). Check out the pencil scribblings and red pen marks on the paper packet! Someone's homework was repurposed into this 😨
Nice Airbnb we stayed at - the owner lived in Singapore for many years and he sure knows how to make a nice homestay.
Views from our bed. On a clear night, you can star gaze from the comfort of your bed! The owner is building more rooms to expand his space.
The climate in Nuwara Eliya is really nice, except that it can get quite cold at night and in the mornings if you aren't appropriately dressed! Otherwise it's very comfortable and the climate allows for many pretty flowers to grow everywhere!
We visited a nearby tea plantation and learnt about the tea making process! It's amazing how one tea plant can produce so many different types of tea.
The ladies work for 8h a day, picking 20kg of leaves each day.
Food portions here are huge. Especially the fried rice and noodles.
Left at 5am the next morning to go to Horton Plains, a national park. The morning mist was so magical.
This was along the way into the main Horton Plains area, which is a 8km trek.
There were so many things to see and different types of terrain within the park.
Plant that caught some morning dew
The sigh from mini world's end.
Horton Plains was definitely a highlight for us!
While researching for this trip, I realised that there's not a lot of info out there about travelling in Sri Lanka, esp from an Asian perspective. The western blogs talk about things like tropical climates and tropical fruits like it's so rare and amazing, but that's not a draw for us singaporeans wanting to go!
Hoping to do a full proper travel diary post on my blog (with better photos from the camera!) when I get back!
Thursday, 26 Apr 2018
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