Rail Away

Season 1 Episode 11

Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka
This 13-part series offers a fascinating look at international train travel. Not only do we get a close-up look at the type of train used and the accommodations offered, but we are able to observe points of interest and various landscapes along the route until we reach our final destination. This segment covers train travel in Sri Lanka. The railway line winds through the humid tropics to beautiful temples and busy cities. The capital, Colombo, is an overcrowded metropolis, overwhelming to the eyes and ears of the traveler. It is in stark contrast to the peaceful mountain slopes, where thousands of women are busy plucking tea leaves. The old steam locomotive entrusted with hauling the rickety carriages over the mountains breaks down halfway through the journey. The travelers have to get off and stand face to face with a herd of bathing elephants.moreless
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