across Sri Lanka in three days – coast, mountains & back home

It probably sounds ridiculous, but with three days to go, we realised a month is not enough 🙂 Lot’s of rain had prevented us from coming here earlier unfortunately. We spent two days in Ella up in the mountains and what can I say. It’s a different Sri Lanka all together. We haggled like locals and secured us a room with amazing dinner for a local rate. Surroundings are absolutely stunning. Train service is somehow disrupted however. Only the 6:40 train in the morning is going. We get up early and will spend 10h on it. It fills up quickly and soon we’re cramped in and surrounded by hundreds of people and their bags. At our station we don’t even manage to get off and decide to climb out the window on the next 😀

Back to Madampella for a last two days of repacking and getting ready for the next challenge. Sri Lanka we’ll miss you and have the feeling we’ll be back rather sooner than later. Hopefully your new president will establish a ferry link with India :p