Sri Lanka -Day 12
Trip Start Jan 04, 2013
20Trip End Jan 26, 2013
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The drive takes us out of the hill country and into the flat lands of Sri Lanka. The lush green valleys, waterfalls and mountains are replaced by brown savannahs, shrubs and rivers. The switchbacks are replaced by long straight roads and we start picking up speed. Along the way we spot an elephant along the side of the road, and packs of buffalo cooling themselves in the mud
We arrive at out hotel (Kottawatta Village) and settle in our room, which resembles an African hut complete with thatch roof and stone floors. Oh and did I mention there's a tree in the middle of the room. There's a quaint patio as well where we relax with a fresh fruit cocktail.
After a quick lunch we decide to walk into town and check out the scene. It's a short walk as town is all of five blocks long. We pass the usual stalls and shops and decide to head back as there's not much for us to do here.
Back at the hotel we have a light dinner and get ready for bed. Tomorrow we have a 6 am start for our safaris. After all its elephants we came here to see.