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Kandy – monks and meditation

We now leave the South of Sri Lanka behind, and enter into Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, starting with the city of Kandy.    While Kandy is more well known for the Temple of the Tooth, a world famous pilgrimage site, the city also has plenty of other culture to offer besides being the home to… Continue reading Kandy – monks and meditation

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Ella to Kandy (via Horton Plains)- Walking World’s End

   We caught the 10.56 train from Ella's beautifully quaint station. Once again, we chose 2nd class, where we knew we could open the windows and hang out of the doors, rather than reserve seats in the air conditioned (but closed in) first class carriage. There was also a choice on this particular train for… Continue reading Ella to Kandy (via Horton Plains)- Walking World’s End

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Ella- A festival in the Hill Country

It was one of those wonderful chances that seem to happen when you are travelling. We soon discovered, when we arrived in Ella, that we had come on the dawn of the biggest festival day perhaps of their entire year- Perahera. Our home while we are in Ella is the beautiful Waterfalls Homestay. This is… Continue reading Ella- A festival in the Hill Country

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From Arugambay to Ella – a long and winding road

We were planning on doing this part of the journey by bus. We were confident it would be manageable, but we're not looking forward to the length of the journey and number of switches! Here's what we would have done- Tuk tuk to Pottuvil (200SLR) and then a bus from there to Moneragala. From Moneragala… Continue reading From Arugambay to Ella – a long and winding road