Unit by Vickyh: Switzerland: June 2014: Sri Lanka. Under Cover.

Get off at Hatton to find a mansion perched on the hilltop. Tea Trails takes you straight back to the colonial era. Formerly belonging to the British, this grand property has been converted into a Relais & Châteaux resort. High tea is no eccentric folly but very much a tradition. In the evening, I recommend that you dress for dinner for the full colonial experience. Sanath, my “butler”, was attentive to my every need, without making a fuss. We shared a few words on our lives. After getting divorced, he left Colombo to come and live here. He goes back to see his children. His life is much like ours, it’s the same story everywhere. An exceptional dinner in an imposing dining room with a gleaming parquet floor. Steeped in the world of the legendary “Ceylon Tea”, the guided tour of the factory given by Andrew Taylor is fascinating. Read More : 080-087_srilankacache_DE

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