Tea Country

imageTwo days at the Manheim Hotel located in tea country.  Unlike the beaches, this part of the country is very green and mountainous.  Driving through this area involves a lot of hair pin turns and not for the weak stomach.  Tea was brought to Sri Lanka in 1867 by the Scottsman James Taylor.  Sri Lanka is responsible for 11-12% of the world’s tea and mainly produces and exports black tea.

imageThe countryside houses several Hindu Temples that are decorated with numerous statuettes along its roofs.  It is very common to see Buddhist priests in bright orange attire walking the streets amongst the people.


3 thoughts on “Tea Country

  1. It’s cool. We “live” in such a small world and the world is soooo big and different. You will now be the new nuotykiu ieskotoja!..HA!

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