We arrived into Hatton train station after what turned out to be our last train ride through Sri Lanka’s picturesque tea plantations.
Our hotel had a game of Carrom in the lobby which Elliot particularly enjoyed playing. Both kids played a little with the children of the owners here too – Elliot tried cricket for the first time, but wasn’t impressed!
Our few days here were quite wet with some fairly heavy rain and thunderstorms. These were usually in the afternoon and evening, but our room had a covered balcony so we could sit and watch it pass.
Dickoya was our final stop in Sri Lanka, and the home town of Nisharth whom we had met in Pasikuda. He kindly showed us around some of the sights here, using local buses to get around. Having Nisharth as a guide gave us more of an insight into how the locals live and get around, and some of the food they enjoy too (we met his cousin and mother – who cooked us local sweets and savouries)! Jessica was exactly the same height as Nisharth’s mum, a fact she found quite amusing. There were lots of hugs and lengthy goodbyes when we had to leave – they are such lovely people!
We visited Devon waterfalls and St Clair waterfalls as well as a local river to swim (it was really cold) and then it started to rain, and the leeches came out and started feasting on me!
We attempted to visit Norton church, but by then it was raining hard and the church was shut for security reasons. So we waited what seemed like a very long time watching full buses pass us by before squeezing onto a bus back to Dickoya.
We went from Dickoya directly to Colombo airport to catch our flight to Bangkok – goodbye Sri Lanka, we had a fantastic time!