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Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... losing him we decided to splurge a little and are in a prime position next to baskin n robbins and a 5 minute walk to the lake. The staff here are lovely, very friendly and funny. The door man keeps singing to me and wants me to take him to Australia. We also have breakfast, wifi and a huge range of English tv available. At breakfast we counted about 20 staff catering for our every need where yes, once again we were watched while we ate.
... in. It was freezing, but we slept until 2pm. Shane had a trapped nerve in his leg from the cramped bus journeys and we vowed never to travel by bus at night again! On our way out for a juice we asked at reception when our room would be ready - they said fifteen minutes. However when we returned an hour later they took us our room which hadn't been cleaned from the last guests and stank of urine! After our room had been cleaned ...
During the time of the British Raj, many of the white-faced foreigners in South India struggled a little with the heat. To solve this problem they found the nearest big hill and built a small town (or hill station) to provide a little relief from the hot sun. Kodaikanal is one such place, and, as a white-faced foreigner, what a relief! it is amazing what a couple of kilometers of altitude can do.
... arent the greatest it doesnt deter him (and other roads users) from bibbing constantly without getting irate as is the norm for India as we have found out. We nicknamed him Mr Bibby as we believed he was bibbing himself at times...anyways Viduk (i think it was his name) got us there safely...and as you will see the views from the balcony where we had tea were incredible.
Following day we were in the car and hit ...
... England. It was such a relief after the relentless heat where I am now. Think I will be planning another little trip there next month for some rest bite! I love travelling by bus now, you see so much and India is the ultimate place for people watching (and it is even better when they don't notice you!). I saw funerals with open coffins, a man with an ironing board running an ironing service outside his little mud and hay shack, two people arguing in a tea shop. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking