Sri Lanka Is Ready for Its Close-UpBy thotalagala on Friday, December 9th, 2016
Andrew Solomon from Conde Nast Traveler writes about Thotalagala tea plantation stay,
Just a few short years after the end of its brutal civil war, Sri Lanka—with its rambling temple ruins, leafy tea plantations, and wide golden beaches—is bursting with optimism (but not the crowds).
“We preferred the more recently refurbished estate house at Thotalagala, a three-hour drive farther on, where we felt like personal guests of Sir Thomas Lipton. It is rather politically incorrect to be nostalgic for colonialism, but if anything is going to tempt you down that problematical path, it is this establishment, at once simple and gracious, with delicious curries, an elegant, old-fashioned tea with scones and finger sandwiches and cakes, highly personalized service by white-coated butlers, and a panoramic, undulating vista. There’s nothing to do at Thotalagala; I wanted to stay for six months, write a book, go for walks, and get fat.”
Read the full Article on the cntraveler.com