Sri Lanka is a beautiful island and it is a well-known country among the tourists. The country welcomes more than 1.4 million tourists since 2014, including me.I have been visiting Sri Lanka for the third time since 2012, it is 20 years since I left the country. In fact, I was one-year-old, I don’t remember anything of the places. I always considered myself as a tourist.
From the very first day of my trip, I fell in love with. It was a different experience. It was beautiful, I love the weather, the life, the atmosphere, the transport, I loved everything, except one thing… MOSQUITOS. I loved traveling trough different places and cities. I discovered many things, totally different from where I live for more than 20 years. I met new people, it was a unique experience. I realized how much I loved to travel; long hours flights, long drives, jet lags, meeting new people, wasn’t issues for me, in fact, I loved.
My goal is to visit all the main cities in Sri Lanka. The Island has the most beautiful places to visit. As far as I know, Sri Lanka is one of the top tourist destination for the westerns. Luckily, I managed to visit almost 10 cities in Sri Lanka. One of them is Nuwara Eliya, located in the Central Province of the Island. It is one of the main tourist destination city in Sri Lanka. The weather is chill, I say chill because ”cold ” is not the correct word to describe it. As a Canadian, nothing is cold like Canadian winter.
We stayed in Midky Hotel. It is located on Kandy Road. The hotel provides all the facility to their guests. It was a pleasant stay and it is not far from the town and market. We went to Mackwood Tea Estate and we had a nice cup of their tea. As you know Nuwara Eliya is known for their tea factory and estate. We also visited Ambewela Farm where they make fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt.
My all time favorite place is Horton Plains, where you have to walk 12 km. It was a funny experience. We decided to go to the Plains to see the World’s End. What we imagined is totally different from what we did. I thought it is a place out of nowhere, upon the mountain, as we will just park the car close by and go and come back. But what we discovered was nothing like that. We drove almost 25 minutes and the road was very scary since we were driving on hills. We finally reached the destination. It was unique, we discovered that we had to walk 12 km, and we came at the wrong time, whereas everyone was done with their tour. We still went for it, and we were the only ones to go at that time. I was tired already, it was very hot too and we didn’t even bring water bottles, great. We did walk 12 km, but it was not normal walking. We experienced mountains to climb, rocky path, mud and all kind of things. But it was amazing. I will return again the next time I visit Nuwara Eliya.
As I am writing this, I am planning my next trip. I never thought I will fall in love with this beautiful paradise island so much, maybe I will move and settle down in the best country in the world.
Stay tuned. Another post about Sri Lanka on its way.