Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya: hoppers and more

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Beautifully situated among the hills, Nuwara Eliya is the centre of Sri Lanka’s tea-growing industry. Nuwara Eliya was established by the British in the nineteenth century. Today the population of this town is mostly Tamil and Muslim. Its climate is much cooler than the rest of the country.

We decided to take a tuk tuk and go to visit the town. This is how you get a tuk tuk, you stand in front of the hotel and clap:

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IMG_8383The town is noisy, messy and full of life:

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One of our wishes was to try their local cuisine. We decided to taste local pancakes, called hoppers. They make a very thin crepe and put a whole egg at the bottom:

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More shopping:

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The next day we visited this Hindu temple, also in Nuwara Eliya:

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Famously known as ASHOK VATIKA for Hindu people, where Mother Sita was held captive by Ravana who had kidnapped her & brought her to Sri Lanka from India & where Hanumana came to rescue her.

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5 Comments

  1. Bozena Stoch
    July 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    Bardzo podobaj mi sie wzgorza herbaciane i swiatynia.

    • July 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm — Reply

      Dzieki Bozenko za komentarze.

  2. Mahesika Tennakoon
    July 25, 2017 at 10:11 am — Reply

    Hi Joanna,
    How are you enjoying Srilanka so far. Isn’t it a beautiful country. Looking at your photos brings back a lot of fond memories. I hope you liked the hoppers…yum..yum. When you do get back and if you want to try some of the Srilankan food in Toronto let me know. There are many places especially in Scarborough.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation.
    Safe and happy travels!
    Mahesika

    • July 25, 2017 at 10:31 am — Reply

      Thank you Mahesika, I will ask you about the Srilankan food in Toronto when I get back there. I love your gorgeous country. Thank you for checking the blog,three more posts to come. Enjoy your summer! I am glad we are in touch.

  3. Angie
    August 2, 2017 at 10:31 am — Reply

    Awesome!

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