We arrived and passed through customs as quickly as I have ever experienced. [Note to self: carrying on all our bags was smart. Never check a bag again!!!]
Sam met us outside and 20 minutes later we were at our hotel. We were asleep by 2:00 AM and that 6:30 AM alarm came way too quickly.
We were back in the van we had rented for the next two weeks to get out of Colombo, the capital city, before that traffic comes to a standstill.
We ate breakfast at the end of town the hit the road.
4 hours later we were near the highest point of the island traveling through the most beautiful teas estates outside My Adam. In the late 1800’s, the British came here to grow coffee, but it was soon realized that tea was the correct choice and the hills were converted to these tea plantations.
After a tea and cake break in Devon, we were back on the road for our final 1 hour road trip to Nuwara. We checked into our hotel, discussed our estimated plans for the week, then off to lunch at 3:00. Andie and I went to the room and crashed. I woke her up at 10:30 PM and we stayed awake until 2:00 AM.
Tomorrow is another long road trip to Batticoloa.