A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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And to round up day 5 (bis) in Sri Lanka, here a view of Main Street Ella.

Ella is only “famous” because it’s the train station where most foreigners alight, its close to Nine Arches Bridge and it’s a good starting point for trekking to Little Adam’s Peak.

Our tour guide told us that there were less than 10 shops 10 years ago ; then there was an article in a European magazine talking about the area and it has since become backpackers heaven (and sometimes hell during high season when there’s no hotel or homestay rooms left).

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Everything was delicious and it’s always interesting to see what those vegetables you see sometimes at the local market are cooked and taste like.

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We even got to use fresh coconut and shred the pulpe.
I had never seen it done!!

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It’s a team effort 🤝

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Aren’t they cute in their little red aprons?

The cook was indulgent with Jeremy but not very impressed by Jeffrey cutting skills.

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Since I had posted so many pictures yesterday I figured I would post the rest of Day 5 in Ella, Sri Lanka today.

After the tea estate tuktuk tour we had cooking class with lunch.

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NB: This long green vegetable is a luffa, also spelled loofah from the cucumber family. Its a popular vegetables in China, Vietnam and India. BUT did you know that the fully developed fruit is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge which is used in bathrooms and kitchen!!!

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