Day 8: Our final day in Sri Lanka! The week went by quickly, and so did the changes in scenery that took us through the city, up to the cooler mountains, and down to where the hiking trails were. A week for us definitely wasn't enough to see all that Sri Lanka has to offer … Continue reading Ella-Kandy-Colombo – The Long Road Home.
Day 7: After another of Venura's epic breakfasts, Flo and I hopped back onto the railway tracks down the slope from his place to start our trek towards the Nine Arch Bridge. This time, we headed in the opposite direction to Ella Rock, and back towards Ella Town. We passed the Ella Station where most … Continue reading Ella, Sri Lanka – Nine Arch Bridge & Little Adam’s Peak.
Day 5 *Continued: Flo and I were determined to soldier our way onto the train to Ella especially seeing that the station was packed with tourists and backpackers heading the same way. When the train slid into Nanuoya Station, we tried to find the second class cabins, only to wind up in third class in … Continue reading Ella, Sri Lanka – Hello Ella & Ella’s Rock.
Day 4: We left Kandy soon after breakfast, determined to catch the 11.10am train. We didn't reserve any tickets (usually you can book these through an agency at least a month before your journey) and purchased 2nd class tickets on the spot. It didn't look too busy at the station although during breakfast, Suranji informed … Continue reading Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Day 3: Our final day in Kandy was spent doing all food-related things. After another of Suranji's big breakfasts, we decided to visit Kandy's Central Market. I think Arun was slightly perplexed as to why we would want to go to the market since Kandy has so many other things to do. For me, markets … Continue reading Kandy, Sri Lanka – Food filled.
Day 2: Most homestays here in Sri Lanka come with breakfast. So really, they are the epitome of Bed & Breakfast unlike AirBnB which usually doesn't come with breakfast. Suranji prepared a big breakfast for us the three mornings we were there, making sure our stomachs were nice and full before we ventured out. Every … Continue reading Kandy, Sri Lanka – Finding Kumari and Climbing Pidurangala Rock.
Leaving for Sri Lanka, I had little idea what to expect. I could only envision is being a little like India, at least what I imagine India to be like - an explosion of colour, smells, and sounds; people everywhere; traffic mayhem. Sri Lanka sits about 3.5 hours away from Singapore by air. Flo and … Continue reading Kandy, Sri Lanka – Meeting Kandy.