Nuwara Eliya and Best train in the world!!!

Trip Start Jan 12, 2006
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Trip End Feb 05, 2006


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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hello Again! After Ella we got on the train that was built by the British in the Colonial timesa nd probably hasn't changed much since then. However, old though it may be it is amazing and one of the highlieghts of the trip so far. The views are amazing, zig zagging around the mountains, through tea plantations and across stunning bridges! The train is pretty basic, we went for second class tickets which for a 4 hour trip cost about a pound for both of us. From Ella we went to a place called Nuara Ella which is Nicknamed Little England for obvious reasons, the houses look English, the street names are English and there is even an old English race cource. It is about 2000 metres above sea level and gets cold at night but the good thing about that is there are no Mosquitos much to our delight. It was also an oportunity to have our 1st hot shower in 2 weeks! We took some nice walks but only stayed a day before getting on the AMAZING train to Kandy, Sri Lanka's second city!
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roxburry
roxburry on

Ahooj! and Hi!
Hey you guys! You have no idea how jelous I am right now after looking at all these pictures! Iam gonna have to do the same thing too pretty soon. I am bored of this shitty cold weather etc. Enjoy the most of it! All the best! Travel safely! Czech part: Klarko moc mi chybis, jako vetsina mych kamosu z Londyna uletela do teplych krajin. Moc Ti to preju a trosku i zavidim v dobrym slova smyslu. Snad se odsud taky nekdy vyhrabu. Zalozim si na trevelpodu taky svuj profil a strcim jsem fotky z Floridy atd. Tak at se vam vse vydari, hodne zazitku! Lukas

sandramoores
sandramoores on

Looks Wonderful
Hi Alex and Klarka,

Your travels look really exciting and interesting. Must put Sri Lanka on our list of must sees. Your journal makes good reading - keep up the good work. Take care of yourselves.

Love Sandra & David

queenie0
queenie0 on

From queenie
Eventually have got broadband working long enough to read your great journal !!
You both sound to be having a great time out in SL - it has to be better than being in the cold uk . Off to see R and J tomorrow - will give them your travelpod info.

Anuradha on

Hi, I was reading this entry from the beginning. Looks like you guys had a great time. A small correction Its Nuwara Eliya not Nuara Ella. Btw you should come to Sri Lanka once a again coz now everyboyd can go to Jaffna which was not possible in 2006. And also i highly recommend Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, and beaches in Trincomalee and Batticaloa area.

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