Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What have you done in 2017 to make you feel proud?

So here's what I've done last year, which pretty sums up my 2017. Not that much, but still MADE me feel SO proud 💁🏻‍♀️

    • Gave something back to community 
      • helped assembling school kits  🎒✏️📒🖍️
        • 1st time, in support of children affected by the Syrian crisis
        • 2nd time, for children from low-income families in Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah
        • 3rd time, for children in the charity schools in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman

    This year, I aim to do MORE! 🤸🏻‍♀️

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka Day 4: Ramboda Falls and Sri Lanka's Little England

    Woke up to this view


    The hotel in Ramboda (hello, Teabush hotel!) looked nice but the leak in the hallway ceiling and water pouring onto the floor has already sent me a red flag. Had impressive looking room but kinda dirty even the dim lighting couldn't hide it. I was excited to have my tea the night we arrived but instinct told me to inspect the electric kettle and found 4-5 round white-God-knows-what-thing forming in the filter. I immediately dialed the Reception but the phone has no dial tone, had to check and connect the phone cables to make it work. I requested a new kettle but half an hour had past, no one has come to give me a new ketttle... so I had to call them again… poor customer service!

    The next morning the room has given us a spectacular view of the mountains and Ramboda Falls - it has very little water flowing over it though.

    Nuwara Eliya

    The next day, still raining, after breakfast we left to Nuwara Eliya. We visited a tea factory and drove around "Little England", we were still having the "devil is beating his wife" weather.. We stopped by to change currency in a bank and saw the landslide news on TV due to the bad weather. I pointed the TV to our guide/chauffeur and asked him in which part of LK it is, he said it's far, down south. Had lunch at Pizza Hut where we enjoyed the yummiest pizza in the universe that time - the double chicken & cheese fiesta. Then we left to Beruwala which is 5-6 hours away from Nuwara Eliya.

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