Sri Lanka by Train

Getting on a train in Sri Lanka is just the thing you do, it seems. Most people jump on for the incredibly pretty journey from Ella to Kandy, in the hill country. This section of the journey is arduously slow and incredibly cramped. Contrast this to the flat, fast and empty train to the northern most tip of the country, Jaffna, where you will be lucky to run into another tourist and bullet holes still scar buildings from the long running civil war. 

It would be hard to starve yourself on a Sri Lankan train with each one having a smorgasbord of different food being whizzed past your nose, ranging from full rice and curry meals to chickpea samosas and my favourite, the vegetable rotti. It’s a shame the same couldn’t be said about the coffee, which were literally the sweetest things I’d ever had.

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