Colombo to Horton Plains, Sri Lanka

Paper Planes & Rickety Trains

Sri Lanka started well. We got out of the airport, walked straight onto the local bus and after one hour and 56 rupees, we were at Colombo Fort Station trying to organise our trains. It was here where we started noticing the differences between Sri Lanka and India. Getting trains in India is a breeze, well it had been for us. Sri Lanka was whole different kettle of fish trains. Other than a couple of first class private carriages on specific journeys, you have to go to a station and hope there is a seat free. We managed to get a sleeper birth to Trincomalee, in the Nort East, for the following week and another train back from Anuradhapura, towards the North West, a few days after that. We would just have to work out the parts in the middle ourselves. We tried to get a train the next morning to Haputale in the Hill…

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