Take the train from Colombo to Ella (10/17)

It’s an incredible journey, as your train chugs and lurches up the hills, through narrow rock-sided gorges. You start from the bustling city which leads through a lesser populated area, villages of mud thatched whitewashed walls and children playing with wild abandon in the fields. Green patchwork squares of rice paddies lead to forests, dense with jackfruit trees, banana palms and coconut trees. Colourful parrots squawk and cavort, while white wading birds pick through the rice with high-kneed decorum, like elderly disapproving aunts.

Contributors: Paula from Saucy & Spice

Written by Ben Skute

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