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May 1, 2016 - Horton Plains and World's End

Hired a van to take us on this day trip. The 'plains' of this national park form a plateau covered by wild grasslands interspersed with dense forest and rocky outcroppings overlooking deep valleys. The park is a carefully protected area formerly used by the British for horse grazing. In their colonial fervour, they planted large tracts of eucalyptus to use for railway carriages, which have overtaken endemic species for the first one-third or so of the 12 km area we hiked. After being picked up at 5 am, we began this hike at 6:30 a.m. to...

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Apr 28, 2012 - On the road to Kandy

A early morning start at 6:30am we head toward Kandy with a stop at the elephant orphanage, they have about 70 elephants there of all ages with the oldest a male 75 years old and blind. We watch the bottle feeding of the baby elephants each one gets 7 large bottles (1/2 gallon)of milk three times a day, then a walk to the river to watch the elephant bathing. Back on the road to the botanical gardens nice walk seeing lot of nice flowers and trees, a stop at a local tea factory for a very refresh cup of black tea, some lunch and on to watch...

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Trip Journal

world trip 2012

Feb 20, 2008 - Day 6 - the trip so far

After what turned out to be a very hectic last week, I finally got on my long awaited flight on Friday at 22.00hrs, hoping to get some sleep between Zurich and Doha. -It didn't quite work out that way. Turns out that the guy sitting next to me was a really interesting person. In his mid 50,s. He'd spent all of his life travelling the world, so he had a few interesting stories to tell about most of the places on my route. So while the rest of the passengers were fast asleep, the two of us spent the whole time drinking all the red wine on the...

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Jan 25, 2008 - Kitugala

White Water Rafting!! Kitugala was the location for the volunteers monthly trip away. Its really a chill-out, chance to see parts of sri lanka off the beaten track. We made our way from Galle to Kitugala by bus, the air-con bus up to Colombo and then an arranged driver for the long, windy, stomach churning and dangerous trip into the hill country. We stayed in some lodges with 5 cabins of varying quality - ours wasn't the best but some were stone with an outside shower. All had spiders and mice-rats and the inevitable flying insect! The...

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