Morning with a View (10)

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Heeey! As we left the english cottage hiiiigh up in on the mountains, we decided to find a place less cold to spend the last night at. We found this very nice hotel on the mountain-side named Ella Mount Heaven with the coolest balcony view ever!

The hotel was really nice in general – both in service and the rooms were very clean. Our balcony had the view to the mountains from the west side – which meant that we could see the sun rise from east behind the mountains. Yaaaas! So I sat alarm, so I could get ready for the sun to rise while enjoin a cup of tea. 🙂

My cousin and brother had the same idea so we watched the sunrise together in the calming atmosphere. It’s definitely worth the visit! The view was just mastic! Makes us people feel so small in this enormous world. 

We ate breakfast in their restaurant – buffet – and got ready for our last day at the road trip before we headed back to Colombo. My next post is going to be a quick one on our hiking 🙂 ♥

~Neevadha~

 

Ambewala – New Zealand farm (9)

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Heeey! Our trip continues in Nuwara Eliya to Ambewala New Zealand farm, where they produce dairy products. Guys… cows. There were soooo many cows and the landscape was soooo beautiful!! Wow, my brother and I freaked out seeing the mountain landscape with cows and fog. Just wow! Above you see some pictures of out trip to the farm. Btw. I was quite surprised about how the cows were eager to lick our faces, lol.

Next up we visited a botanic garden (actually a couple of few), but I won’t go through them, since the most of the pictures are just me being all nerdy about the plants. So instead we’ll move on to some more beautiful landscape, and this hotel with the most amazing view 😀 ♥

~Neevadha~  

Nuwara Eliya (8)

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Hey guys! Our next stop was in Nuwara Eliya. It’s kind of different place compared to the other places on Sri Lanka. The little city is also known as “The city of lights” and “Little England”, because of its english village style. The city is surrounded by mountains and valleys with tea-farms. The climate is quite cooler than everywhere else on the island – the temperature was around 15 C°. The place is super famous for its tea plantation. 

We stayed at an english cottage style hotel. It was SOOOO cold!!! There were no heater in the cottage and none of us brought a jacket or proper clothes for the cold/dewy weather. I could barely sleep in the cold – and thank goodness we only slept in the cold for one night.

Okay listen – my phone was low on battery so I couldn’t take any pictures of the tea farm we visited. I took some pictures on my mom’s phone but haven’t sent them to myself yet -.- It was an amazing place! I’ve always wanted to see the tea plantation. The tea-bushes were symmetrically placed and was a beautiful contrast to the foggy blue sky. 

Next up will be a post about our trip to see some cows 😉 ♥

~Neevadha~

Elephant Orpanage (7)

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Hey guys! I know I’m late with the posts – but my computer has been super slow and decides to go into spontaneous coma from day to day -.-

Anyways, here’s the next exciting part of our Sri Lanka journey! We went on a road trip with our cousin and a driver to see the center/south part of the country. Our first stop was at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (PEO) in the Pinnawala village, where we saw asian elephants. We fed an elephant some fruits, and rode on the back of one. I was super excited to finally get that close to an elephant – it’s absolutely different from seeing them from distance in zoo. I actually got to touch them, and it was a cool experience. 

At the orphanage a natural medicine expert had a booth, and showed us a garden of natural ingredients, and products. We bought some cremes and waxes – and of course we got to try out the products before we bought them. 

~Neevadha~

disclaimer: none of the things were for free

Dolphin my Friend (6)

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Hey guys! My apologies, I’ve been M.I.A on the blog for a while. I didn’t want to be behind already at the beginning of this semester, so I put a little extra time into the preparations and reading this time 🙂 I’m back to continue my Sri Lanka journey!

In trincomalee my aunt and her family brought us on a boat trip to see dolphins and swim at the small island nearby named Pura malai (Pigeon Island).

We woke up insanely early (3am) to get ready. We had to be at the beach before the sun rise to get the chance to see the dolphins. We split into two speedboats and were at the middle of the ocean at sunrise. Unfortunately my phone decided to semi-die when the dolphins arrived, so I only have two pictures where you can spot parts of dolphins -.- But the sunrise at the ocean was just a breathtaking scenario!

At the middle of the day we took the speedboats to the Pigeon Island (last picture). It’s known for its swimming/snorkeling area. I didn’t swim because I didn’t bring any swimwear for the trip (conservative reasons), so I just sat on a huge rock and dipped my feet into the water. When we came back to Trinco, I noticed I got some serious tan lines. I’m talking about 50-shades darker tan lines. 

I’ll spill a bit tea; the next post I’ll show you some elephants and tell you about our road trip ;)♥

~Neevadha~

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