■ SRI LANKA, ELLA: My stay in Yala’s national park was over and I had to get back to the city of Kandy to give by my rental ‘motorbike’. Not only did that mean I had to drive across more than half the country, but through some pretty treacherous curvy mountain roads as well.
This was going to take all day! So I set out at 7:00 from the national park direction North. I didn’t plan on filming or documenting this journey. My mind was simply set on reaching Kandy before nightfall as my motorbike have no front lights and is generally unfit to even ride to your local corner store.
As soon as I reached the mountain range and the outskirts of Ella though, my plans changed….