Haputale: the highlight of our trip in the Hill Country April 18th 2017 The train ride from Ella to Haputale is only 3 hours. We decided to take the first train around 6:30am in order to have a full day to enjoy Haputale and the surrounding tea fields. There were not many people waiting for the train this early, and most passengers were foreign tourists. When the train entered the station, we hopped in and found 3 empty seats in a 3rd class-car. It felt com ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Central Province » Ella 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
I am a 36-year old language teacher, currently working in Beijing. I was born in France but China has been my home for many years. I taught French and English in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, for 6 years. I never thought I would stay in China for such a long time but it’s been an amazing experience! Professionally speaking, teaching Chinese students is extremely rewarding. They are so hard-working and eager to learn new things. And then China… there aren’t enough words to describe this intricate (hence fascinating) country.
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