Train journey to Ella... if only we had those reserved tickets...

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August 4th 2018
Published: April 19th 2019
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Even after hearing that the reserved tickets for the train to Ella were sold out for two months already, we were still fooling ourselves that we would get on that train somehow... We found out the previous day that on the morning of the departure, a few extra tickets are usually released, so we thought we might as well see if we can get any. Grant went with the tuk tuk to the station at 7am to get... Read Full Entry

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19th April 2019

Tea Train...
We had similar difficulties getting tickets on the train. We didn't have children but we did have huge bags so 3rd class proved too difficult. We ended up riding local buses from Colombo to Ella and then took trains for the return trip as tickets were easily available. The buses didn't have the views the train did but they were cheaper and pretty easy to ride. Too be honest the train was not as much fun for us as it was made out to be. Too crowded, too hot and too slow. It seemed most after the initial excitement of being underway, people mostly drifted off to sleep. Glad you guys got on and had a good adventure!
22nd April 2019
On the way to Ella

Sri Lanka
Glad you are still smiling.

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