The considered taking a practice out of Colombo was spontaneous. If I stood on the window of my suite on the Movenpic Resort in Colombo, I may see a practice station by the ocean past the bath within the far distance! The tracks have been operating parallel to the ocean . It fascinated me immensely.
I needed to wait until the final day as that’s after I had free time. My journey was sponsored, I obtained to do a number of enjoyable issues in Colombo. Due to a late night time flight, I had one free day in Colombo and that’s after I determined to discover the practice station and see what may very well be achieved.
On my first attempt, I missed the doorway to the station. That’s after I determined to get cell information on my cellphone. With out digital maps and instructions I can get misplaced in a phone sales space if it has two exits! I requested across the shops close to my resort however for an area SIM card I needed to stroll as much as a close-by mall. After securing a card, and my cellphone having web, I used to be all set to discover. With strolling instructions on Google Maps I discovered the doorway to the station on my second attempt.
Kollupitiya is a small station with two platforms, not all trains stopped right here. Once I walked in, the ticket counter was closed, the station virtually abandoned. However it’s so colourful that I saved clicking footage! Quickly, a number of different vacationers walked in.
After the ticket counter opened, I used to be the primary particular person on the market. I informed the gentleman behind the counter about my tough plan. I informed him I needed to go on a pleasure trip and I had no thought the place to go. I needed to journey by the ocean however not far as I had a late flight again dwelling the identical night time. He steered Mt. Lavina and Mt. Lavinia it was. The locals knew the practice time and nearer to it the platform obtained moderately packed! I boarded the practice and after 20 minutes or so I arrived at Mt. Lavina.
After getting out of the Mt. Lavina Railway Station, I went seeking the seashore. I met Karina on the identical street and each of us couldn’t discover the seashore! We requested round and discovered a approach to attain the seashore. We stayed collectively until dinner and my journey was higher for it. However dinner got here a lot later. It was late afternoon and we hungry souls have been searching for meals.
I picked up the Sugar Seashore Restaurant and my solely standards was that it was busy. If it was busy the meals must be good. And I used to be not upset. My good good friend Riian George (who organized the sponsored journey) was additionally consuming there. That absolutely was signal as he is aware of Sri Lanka properly. With meals inside us, Karina and I felt a lot happier. We went in for a stroll by the seashore!
Because it was Karina’s first journey to Sri Lanka I had quite a bit to inform her. I informed her to get her cellphone on an area SIM, she would really feel far more assured realizing the place she was going. We usually chatted about this and that and shortly it was time to catch the final practice again to Colombo. You’ll be able to see the Colombo Skyline from Mt. Lavinia, all these tall buildings within the background are in Colombo.
We waited at this colourful platform to take our practice again. I hoped it will cease at Kollupitiya however it was a quick practice. It stopped on the important station- Colombo Fort. And that’s when my cell information got here in helpful. I booked an Uber from the Fort Station to the Park Avenue the place Karina and I had plans for dinner. You’ll be able to learn Karina’s account of our assembly right here.
I might extremely suggest a visit from Colombo to Mt. Lavina when you have time. Should you can take the native practice then nothing prefer it. Taxis are avail too however what’s the enjoyable in that?
Sri Lanka has been my final worldwide journey earlier than Covid shook the world. I like touring as a result of it provides me alternatives to go on such small spontaneous adventures! In the present day I obtained my first dose of Covaxin and it provides me some hope, that sooner or later in time I would be capable of journey once more to have such adventures!