Cold rain, hot tea
By Lonneke — September 27, 2015 01:59 pm
In Ella we already adjusted to a bit more chilly temperatures, it is situated over 1 kilometer above sealevel. In Nuwara Eliya we had ascended another kilometer and it was plain cold.
The original plan of taking the train to Kandy was replaced by catching the bus, when it turned out tourists can only buy first class tickets for commercial rates at the trainstation. The bus took us to Bandarawela, unfortunately the direct bus to Kandy was not driving that day, so we got on the bus to Nuwara Eliya. Because our time of arrival in Kandy was getting late now, we decided to stay in Nuwara Eliya.
We found such a nice (but damp, of course), cottage where they ignited the woodstove ad soon as the downpour broke loose. Not quite used to this coldness yet, we got under the big, warm blanket on the bed and spent the rest of the day there, listening to the bubbling stream beside our window.