Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hanging out in Nuwara Eliya

As mentioned in my last post, the gang of usual suspects and I went gallivanting during the Awurudu weekend. As usual the destination was good old Nuwara Eliya. This was our fourth trip for this year, so the place is becoming like a second home to us now 

Since Friday was a half day, we started off around 3 pm, but unfortunately a lot of people have had the same idea it seems. The traffic was awful, and took us about 1.5 hours just get from Dehiwela to Kelaniya. It was very slow going all along the Kandy road, especially near the major towns. Add to that the heavy rain, and it took us till 9pm to pass Peradeniya. After that of course it was smooth sailing. Reached NE around 11.30 after spending some time to lift up our spirits along the way ;)

Since it is the season time, NE was crowded, but after the weekend I expect more people would come. The town itself was richly decorated – with advertisements. Every few steps along the pavements, there was a pole stuck to the ground with a banner on it. Not only within the city, but up to maybe 5km’s along the access roads, all light posts had a banner attached to it. There must have been hundreds of banners and millions spent on it. Is it just me or does anyone else think that this is a waste of money that could have been used in more productive manner?

Things were happening up there in them hills. There is a small carnival set in the race course grounds and horse races will be held all throughout the season. There is also a dirt track racing event taking place. Unfortunately, the trial which were supposed to be held on Sunday got pushed back to Monday, so we only got to see the riders practicing. The downside to all of the fun stuff happening is that prices of things are nearly double their normal prices.

Started back home Sunday around 3pm via Hatton. Since it was the “Nonagathaya” time there weren’t many people on the road, which is something rarely seen. It was like travelling when the whole country has been declared a curfew. We were on the road when the new year dawned, so I guess we’ll be doing a lot of travelling during this year he he.

Talking about the dawning of the new year, what’s it with these idiotic people who light crackers and throw them on to the main roads. F***ing retards. They should be shot and hung.

Well after a relaxing weekend, now back in office earning the daily bread. Oh well, life goes on…

Cheers y’all!!!

Go horsey Go!!!

Oi, wait for meee...

Woohoo...
Pint size class

A Lone sentinel


"dam paata..."

"Kaha paata..."

"Rathu pata...pata pata mal"
The hills are alive...



A poor giant must be missing a tea cup...

4 comments:

pissu perera said...

damn you and your traveling! i haven't been out in yonks and then i see this. sigh. :p

santhoshi said...

Reading your post makes me want to visit nuwaraeliya. Its been ages since i went there

Azrael said...

PP - Oh poor you...

Santhoshi - Yeah you should take a road trip soon he he :D

tasha said...

boy you've been visiting places there! haha like the giant's cup bit. wheres the next adventure to?