The bus gently manoeuvred through the many bends going uphill, the scenery outside my window unravels into rolling hills, verdant tea plantations and deep forested ravines. I have arrived in tea country. The cool air is a welcome change from the heat of the lowlands. My ride was meant to go to Badulla but I took the wrong one and had to change buses a couple of times to get there. I didn't mind though because I enjoyed looking at the view while the bus slowly made it's way in through the dangerous twisty roads. Badulla was quite a busy city. There's better places to be around these parts. After checking out the nearby waterfalls, I decided to spend the night Ella, 30kms away from Badulla.