Monday, September 1, 2014

Singapore ✈ Bangkok ✈ Kegalle + Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (Day 7 & 8)

Finally continuing on my Sri Lanka trip which happened 9 months ago =X

This is a continuation of:

Day 7: Pinnawala Elephant Orphange! (Central of Sri Lanka)

It's the start of our road trip! We travelled to pick Upekha & hubby up from their mini honeymoon at The Kingsbury before we start our road trip proper!

Uncle acts as our tour guide for the day!

Here's what our road trip looks like..

It was a really really long van ride.. About 3-4 hours before we reached our first destination: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage! They were close to closing when we reached but we managed to catch the elephants in action in the river. Oh, and it's really really expensive for a tourist in Sri Lanka. The fee for locals is Rs100 (SGD1) while the fee for tourists is Rs2,500 (SGD25). Like !!!!! 

That was pretty much what I spent my Rs2,500 on. Watching the elephants walk in the river before going home. By then, the orphanage was closed already. It would be more worthwhile if we were there earlier but oh well.

King coconut! So refreshing and yummy!

The best milk ever. Yes. Please try this when you're there.

We made our way to our stay for the night and stopped at some road-side shop for dinner!

Sri Lanka is really beautiful..

Okay, this is called Hopper. There's the plain one, and these ones, with egg. Basically it's like our pancake, with egg, and it's really delicious. The chili is similar to our sambal chili. I can stuff myself with this.

We reached our destination late at night. It was a long trip up to Nurawa Eliya. This is one of my favourite stop due to the change in weather. We stayed overnight at a bungalow in an army camp because Rajinder's dad is some General or something in the army. Yay!

Day 8: Nurawa Eliya (Central of Sri Lanka)

We woke up to this view..

It was about 20 degree Celsius if I remember correctly..

This was our morning faces. Lol.. 

Picked up some bread for breakfast and we made our way to Horton's Plain National Park.

Lots and lots of plantation!

How shiok is this?!

After taking this photo, he couldn't take the cold and went to change into a pair of jeans.

These pretty purple flowers are Nelu flowers. They bloom once every 12 - 14 years and we are so lucky to have seen it!

Reached Baker's Falls! It's a famous 20m tall waterfall.

After Baker's Fall, it was a tedious hike to The World's End. 

The World's End, like it's name, means the end of the world, and you can look down a cliff 870m in height and on a clear day, we can see all the way to the sea. There's also a small stream which can be seen. However, This is our view instead..

Yes. Nothing but fog. :( :( Can't see anything! The fog cleared for a while and I timidly inched towards the end. Saw a tiny portion of the supposedly huge forest before the fog swallowed everything up.

We hiked for 10km and it was a wonderful place to be at. Even before leaving Singapore, I was already looking forward to coming to Horton's Plains. It's great to be so close to nature and with such a cooling weather, no sweat! 

I just realized my recent overseas trips involved hiking. Lol. Shall keep this up!

We then made our way to the next destination: Passikudah! (North-east of Sri Lanka)

Yes I'm definitely gonna update real soon :D

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