Posts Tagged ‘tea’

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 4 – Mirissa

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 4 – Mirissa

The southern coastal road from Unawatuna to Mirissa throws up spectacular scenes of village life, gorgeous beaches untouched by tourism, and fleeting glimpses of the iconic ‘stilt’ fishermen, who sit on sticks out in the water and fish, although the majority are now doing it to take advantage of tourism (they charge for photographs). We […]

Burma Day 6 – Kalaw

Burma Day 6 – Kalaw

Kalaw is a pleasant hill station, a market town that demands very little from the traveller, but gives a lot. I arrived on the ‘first class’ bus from dusty Bagan, and the cool retreat was just the tonic. The former British hill station has a considerable Nepali Gurkha, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim population, who originally […]

Malaysia – Cameron Highlands

Malaysia – Cameron Highlands

Lush valleys. Strawberry fields. Rolling green hills. British-colonial-style hill stations. Tea plantations, tea, tea and more tea. Cameron Highlands, like Puncak in Indonesia, or Ella in Sri Lanka, is a wonderful, cool retreat from the chaos of the cities. Tranquil townships, cool air, and a wonderful array of attractions make Cameron Highlands a must-visit if […]

Panama Day Five – San Blas – Panama City – El Valle

Panama Day Five – San Blas – Panama City – El Valle

In Panama, I discovered, it’s possible to have breakfast on an island in the Caribbean, lunch in the city, and dinner in a deliciously cool mountain retreat.  Today, breakfast was on the exotic desert island paradise of San Blas, lunch was a taco bell in hectic Panama City, and dinner was a meat feast in  […]

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