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    • Day 9

      A l'aventure !

      September 5, 2019 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Aujourd'hui c'est location de scooter direction le Lipton Seat.
      Lieu où Monsieur Lipton aimait se poser pour admirer ses plantations de thé : on comprend pourquoi !!!
      Pas vraiment de mot pour décrire ce spectacle...
      Les images parlent d'elles même !
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      Traveler  un temps breton !!


      Traveler  Ahaha oui on était bien trempé comme il faut !

    • Day 24

      Les environs de Haputale

      April 13, 2022 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

      Lipton's Seat :
      Toi qui ouvre non chalamant ton sachet de thé sans te poser de question, soupoudre donc ton breuvage d'un peu de culture ! 🫖
      C'est au Sri Lanka que sir Thomas Lipton créa son domaine au XIX ème siècle. Ce cher Thomas avait pour coutume d'admirer son empire en devenir depuis ce promontoire. Et diantre que le bougre avait bien raison !
      Le lieu qui porte le nom de Lipton's Seat (en référence à son séant éternellement posé) offre une vue mémorable par delà les collines emeraude et les plantations de thé.🌿 Petites marche de 8 km au milieu de ce paysage.

      Idalgashina :
      Faire face aux imprévus amène de belles surprises. Le plan initial du jour était de traverser une forêt d'altitude jusqu'au village d'Idalgashina (4,5 km) et de revenir sur les rails sur 8km. A 6h30, chaussures aux pieds, pantalon dans les chaussettes, on se lance ! Mais la forêt se recouvre de brouillard😶‍🌫️ et nous, de sangsues ! Demi tour, on passe par les petites routes cela nous vaudra beaucoup de kilomètres en plus mais aussi la traversée de petites bourgades ou personne ne va. On est sous la pluie mais finalement le plan B s'avère séduisant ! Là encore tout le monde est content de nous voir, et on se fait inviter à boire le thé.🍵 La vue, en prime, se dégage par moment. Retour au plan A et par les rails.
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    • Day 6


      December 16, 2021 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      Haputale, 2:30pm

      Finally a bit of Sun! I woke up in Ella to take the 6:40 train to Haputale. It was much emptier than what I'd expect, so after accomodating myself in a 3rd-class carriage I strated enjoying the morning light in the hilly countryside. The ride was roughly an hour and the views were increasingly better as we approached Haputale. I was the only white person who hopped off here, though I didn't see many tourists on the train; none in 3rd-class. Once in this trading village I jumped on a tuk-tuk to go drop off my backpack in the guest house I'm staying. Immediately after we hurried up to Lipton's seat, as fog usually shows up around midday. Had a nice chat with the driver.

      Lipton's seat itself is a bit disappointing but the ride up was very picturesque. After a little -and cheap- breakfast break up there, I started my long way back on foot. An insane 18 km walk through tea plantations.

      The first part of the journey was sunny and you could really feel Mr. Thomas Lipton colonial lifestyle. The second part of the walk I passed by some Tamil settlements and I discovered how hinduism, catholicism and buddhism share the same space. I was a true stranger in those poor 'villages' but everybody was very friendly. Some villagers were not-insistingly begging for money, but the most of them just smiled and said "Hello!". The last part of the walk was closer to Haputale and the atmosphere changed drastically as the mist started coming up from the forest. It was otherwise beatiful and magic.

      I was quite tired when I arrived back in town, so after checking the train timetable for tomorrow I found myself a place to eat. I ordered chop suey, but the best was the panoramic view I had over tea plantations.

      I've just arrived to my guesthouse, taken a hot shower, met the family I'm staying with and I'm now ready to chill out a bit and enjoy a freshly prepared juice with some vistas.

      Haputale, 9pm

      I spent the foggy, rainy evening in the guesthouse, reading in the tea-styled living room and planning ahead the next days. I also had dinner: home made kottu. Very filling. I made a decision after reading some internet blogs about Sri Lankan cuisine: I will eat *less* and I will go *spicy*!
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    • Day 37

      Lipton Seat

      July 25, 2018 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Gästehaus Besitzer fährt uns zum Lipton Seat#Strasse führt durch Teeplantagen#Teepflückerinnen#Wolken#Sicht etwas verhangen#trozdem schön#Snacks#auf gehts zu Fuss Richtung Tee Fabrik #Teeplantagen#nach 3 km beginnt es leicht zu Regnen#immer mehr und mehr#sind total durchnässt#Landschaftlich aber wunderschön#haben Spass trotz Regen#singen#Regentanz#Bus Richtung Haputale nähert sich#steigen ein#Tee Fabrik Besichtigung lassen wir aus#werden in Hauputale abgeholt#sind nass und haben kalt#nach 36 Tagen endlich eine warme Dusche#lecker Reis und Curry#war ein toller TagRead more

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