Take a break at Tea Road July 7th was Tanabata in Japan. Sri Lanka is also sunny from the morning. Finally, we will enter the mountainous area toward the tea plantation, the production area of black tea. As you climb towards the city of Kandy and look left and right through the jungle, the banana and palm trees gradually disappear and pine and eucalyptus trees grow. The air conditioning on the bus starts to feel cold, and the outside air comes in cool and comfortable. We had tea time at an old rest house on Tea Road. Outside, there is a red mailbox, just like in Japan. The breeze from the valley filled the room with the scent of milk tea, and I drank the tea while munching on the lemon cookies that Ranjit-san had bought for me. "Delicious, forget the time, sweet air!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since we hadn't told them what time we were going, the children had been looking for our bus since the morning with antibodies. In addition, it seems that he went to a factory several kilometers away to see if he would come today, and later the principal repeatedly asked me to let him know. "The children were so looking forward to the arrival of all of you, and voluntarily made bouquets and leis and waited." . . . . Again, small hands, big bright eyes, and a smile. Eyes like the stars of Tanabata!