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Tagged With "Nuwara Eliya"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 2, 2014: The Viceroy's Lodge in Shimla, India

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating building, Mac! I was completely unaware of it. The story reminds me somewhat of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka -- another cool mountain retreat the British loved.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

PortMoresby ·
This is the chapter I've been waiting for, DrF. I 'm a lover of all things tea, which includes stays in tea growing places. I've made pilgrimages to the hill countries of various parts of India, China and Malaysia and now I believe "Ceylon" must be the next target. Many thanks for the fine introduction.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, PortMoresby! There's lots of interesting places to stay in the Hill Country, some in tea plantations themselves. My favorite place here was the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya. A bit of historic elegance. Where else can you find a "cigar room" (where men gather to smoke) and a "billiards room" anymore?
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 7). Kandy

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Sinhalese name for this city is Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura), impossible for the British colonialists to pronounce so they just called it Kandy.  Located in the forested foothills of the central mountains about 1500 feet (450...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 9) Horton Plains

DrFumblefinger ·
My first introduction to Horton Plains National Park was in Hans Mohemius’ photo room at his home in Colombo.  Hans was a skilled amateur photographer who shared with me a magical photo of a sunrise...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
   The coastal regions of Sri Lanka are fairly flat.  Given that and the relatively small size of the island, I was surprised to find impressive peaks (over 2500 m high) at its center.  These mountains, lush and...
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May 6, 2017: Post Office, Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
A visit to the historic Victorian era post office in Sri Lanka's mountain town of Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England."
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Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a wonderful photogallery of wildlife he encountered while on safari in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka.
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Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Situated in the heart of the tea growing region of the country, the cooler climate of the region was popular with the English who lived here during the 19th century. The Grand Hotel itself is a beautiful relic of the period of British Colonial rule on the island.
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August 29, 2019: St. Clair Falls and Tea Plantation, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the St. Clair waterfall, set in the lovely St. Clair tea plantation, high in the mountains of central Sri Lanka.
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From the Rear Window: Sri Lanka's Tea Country

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the scenery he enjoyed while driving through Sri Lanka's mountainous tea country.
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From the Rear Window: Roadside shops in Central Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos he took from his rear window perch while driving through Sri Lanka's central mountainous reigon.
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Around Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the high altitude city of Nuwara Eliya. The town has a cool climate and is a center of vegetable and tea production. It also is proud of those relics of British Colonial rule that linger in the city.
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December 25, 2018: St Francis Xavier's Church, Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits this pretty church situated high in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka.
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Re: Around Nuwara Eliya

GarryRF ·
Looks like a small Oasis of Paradise. Lots of Tea. And no Golden Arches !
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Re: Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Amateuremigrant ·
The building and grounds are remarkable for sure; when I visited the billiard room was in a bit of, er, faded grandeur. To be honest the staff presented a slightly misplaced hauteur, even rather stuffy, when dealing with a high end tour operator. I was always careful to send customers who would find al this good. Those of a more adventurous nature went elsewhere.
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Re: Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

GarryRF ·
Interesting tour Dr F. Was the food still of English desent or had the years returned it to home cooking ? G
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Re: Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
The food, as with all such Colonial establishments I've visited, is a mixture of western (English) food and local (Sri Lankan) dishes. For example, for breakfast you can pick from eggs, bacon, fried tomatoes or string hoppers, curries and rice.
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