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On set at Hotel Suisse in Kandy

The Train to Hatton

We’ve left the flat and are headed up into the high country – tea country.

We fought the crowds to buy tickets for an already crowded train. Eventually we all managed to get on, it was an incredible feeling to be surrounded by Sri Lankans in such a large number again. I used to take the trains with my family when I was younger but it feels like a long time since. My uncle was a conductor for a while so I suppose there’s a bit of the railroad in my blood.

I took a video on the train to Hatton to share with you.

Hatton is one of my favourite parts of Sri Lanka. It is a little town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Sri Lanka. In 2001 it only had a population of about 14,000. I think my suburb in Sydney has about double that!

Hatton is one of the best places to really experience the tea culture of this stunning country. It is home to numerous Ceylon plantations.

So while we’re here we’ll be drinking, and cooking with a LOT of tea.

This is a photo of me on set! This is actually from a few days ago at Hotel Suisse in Kandy. It’s so exciting to be filming over here with SBS Food. I hope you’re enjoying hearing about it as much as I am loving living it!

I hope you’ll COMMENT on this post and let me know : what is your favourite sort of tea?

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