The long and bumpy road
Trip Start May 21, 2007
131Trip End Aug 09, 2013
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It is a completely different side to the parts of Sri Lanka that I have seen so far, which have all been by the coast. As we went inland and drove further and further above sea level, it became more green and there were amazing views of all the mountains. You would never know that there was this side to Sri Lanka. As we drove up through the mountains, we could see the tea fields and people out picking the tea
The drive took longer than expected on the way as the roads up to the rainforest are full of potholes. Took us 5hours to get there, but on the way home we went another route and we were back in 4hours. Once we got there, we took a 10min ride in the jeep up to the entrance, you could walk it, but it was very steep so we opted for the lazy option. We had a guide with us so they point out the wildlife, flowers etc to you. They are amazing at spotting things you would just walk past. There were lots of butterflies and spiders. Everything I went to take picture of anything, they all run away! We did a 5km walk which took us to the "big tree". The tree is 600 years old and very big! You can see the dimensions from the photo.
Today we took it easy and recovered after yesterday's journey. Lunch was at the Peacock Beach Hotel and I started a 500piece jigsaw-it's become quite addictive!