By Train in Sri Lanka

I’m stuck at home still with a foot in bandages, only now I’ve been told that I won’t be back on my feet properly until the middle of August. So, nothing for it but to indulge myself with a bit of a train journey.

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On Colombo station – the madding crowd at a typically busy time.

 

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At Kandy station, the departures board is refreshingly low-tech!

 

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At Kandy station.

 

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Leaving Kandy and travelling up into the hills, the traveller passes tea gardens…

 

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…and small farms carved out of the jungle…

 

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…and plenty of jungle.

 

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Ella station, our destination. far from the madding crowd, indeed!

 

 

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56 thoughts on “By Train in Sri Lanka

  1. I’m sorry you’re foot is still in need of TLC and that you won’t be back on your feet until August – that seems a long time ahead but the way time seems to be going this year, it will probably pass more quickly than you think.

    I like your images of Sri Lanka (you take a good photograph). I think my favourite one is the departure board complete with its miniature clock faces.

    Take care of yourself, Mick and of your foot too, Ellie.

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  2. These are BEAUTIFUL pictures! I especially love the departures board – Kings Cross, take note! So sorry to hear about your foot, old bean. If things don’t improve I shall pop on my nurses uniform and come over. In the meantime, I suggest plenty of good red wine and maybe a sniff or three of gin to help you sleep.

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      1. Unsure when last you were in Ella, but the town itself is rather overrun with tourists. There is even a coffee chain cafe there!! But off the main trails outside the town continues to be just stunning. Kandy is also busy (always was) but is still a delightful town. My favourite place of the hill country continues to be Nuwara Eliya.

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  3. I think I need to add Sri Lanka to that bucket list I don’t officially have. I’ve seen posts from several bloggers that look intriguing.

    August will be here before you know it. One advantage to getting older – time flys.

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  4. Pictures of Lanka gives a strong flavour of greenery and nature. Looks like it’s unspoilt to a greater extent.
    You’re up in plaster? What happened? Take care. Bloggers are here to give you some company. Get well soon.

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    1. Thanks, Arv. Nothing dreadful, I had to have surgery on my foot as it gradually developed bunions and hammer toes and associated problems for years. Walking had become painful, but once the bandages are off I hope to be back to normal.

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    1. Very much so. But getting back to normal, I think. We went in 2011, and it was peaceful then, without any no-go areas. There are some issues, but show me the country that doesn’t have those!

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  5. So virtual travels for a little while longer for you! Hope the foot heals well and happy resting until then! I love the photographs and the notice board is perfect for me, reckon I could read that one no problem! What lovely countryside, very dreamy!

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  6. So sorry about your foot. Get well soon! We just published a photo post about train journey to Ella is well. And scrolling through Sri Lanka tag, we found your post! Beautiful photos πŸ™‚

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