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First Class Passage

Observation car.
The Central Highlands

December 19th 2013
After our night in Colombo we were anxious to get away from traffic and pollution and into the mountains. The train left at 8:30AM for a 9 1/2 hour trip through the central highlands that ended up being an event in itself. We had purchased tickets the day before while still at the station as we knew it would be a confusing and involved process. To start with, Sri Lankan's have a completely di ... 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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