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The Train to Ella

October 6th 2011
We took a nauseatingly windy but utterly gorgeous bus ride up into the hills here, in Nuwara Eliya, a sort of Little England, in total tea country. Tea is grown in just about every patch of hill here, Ceylon being the former tea-capital of the world in the days of empire (I think India grows more tea now). Although it shows the world's disturbing obsession with tea, it is very, very pretty. ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Central Province » Ella

Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
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