Saturday 19 January 2013

Dambulla to Nuwara Eliya

If by any chance you are reading this blog because you are intending to visit Sri Lanka, then do not follow the route we have taken.
We are trying to follow the sunshine so we have taken a really illogical route and are now doubling back to within 40 miles of where we were a week ago.
This morning we caught the standard bus from Dambulla down to Kandy which took just over two hours. Yet again we were crammed in on one of the three in a row seats, but we were the only foreigners on the bus and it was good fun being with the locals. We then splashed out just over £1 each on the air conditioned bus to Nuwara Eliya.
We were first on so Darren sat at the front next to the driver and I sat over the wheel just behind him. Again we were the only foreigners and we had a fantastic view.
We drove back up to the hill country and the road climbed up switch back roads through tea plantations while the temperature dropped by about 10 degrees in just over two hours.
Took these photos of the tea pickers, who all seem to be ladies, through the bus window.

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