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One of the joys of travelling in Sri Lanka is riding the trains.

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This picture was taken on that slow hill country train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya, choogling through the tea planations.

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Ella is a small village up in the hill country. It's in a very beautiful area with great walks in the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of guesthouses and it's also one of the best places in the country for food.

Nuwara Eliya is the highest town in Sri Lanka, it was built by the British who enjoyed the cool (cold) climate, the mist, the rain and the European-style vegetables that grew up there.

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so many train song titles to pick from...train kept a rollin'?


"This Train", also known as "(This Train Is) Bound for Glory", is a traditional American gospel song first recorded in 1922. Although its origins are unknown, the song was relatively popular during the 1920s as a religious tune, and it became a gospel hit in the late 1930s for singer-guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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very bravely shot, one hand holding on to the moving train,
with wife and child warning me to please, please watch out

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