United-21 Resort, Kodaikanal
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... miles from the town than in
Kodaikanal town itself! Our guide told us they all come here to relax
and smoke weed, a room in a dormitory costs £4 and a tuk tuk to the
town £2. that works out as more than what we are paying for a nice
room in a hotel not a dormitory in the town. If I wanted to sit
around with a bunch of white people and smoke weed, well id have
stayed in London. Then walked along the road until we were picked up
and taken back to our hotel. The trek ...
... of superstitious followers. But at the end of the day the worship of all the gods which India possesses, (and boy does it have a lot!) seems to be positive reinforcement that there is indeed more to life than money. And of all the temples I’ve seen none have given me more joy than the two very modest shrines set at the base of impressive old trees down in the little village which our Rajakkad Estate supports.
At the other end of the spectrum of course there are ...
... around 2:25 AM and found a taxi to take us to a makeshift lodge to rest, the plan was for us to rest there till a taxi picks us up at 7 AM to drive us to Kodaikanal for a restful three days at the “Kodai Hill Country Resort”. Well things didn’t go too well as I couldn’t fall asleep after we checked in at 3 AM as they had given me a smoking room and I spent about one hour watching reruns of cricket matches as ...
... or glitzy shopping centers to weather away at their moral fiber. Smiles were genuine. People were peaceful. Life was hard, but everyone knew it was worth living.
That sense of adventure, that total absence of the stagnating apathy that I had fled so avidly from, was a reward worth 100 treks. There was a way of living here that manifested itself in the form of poverty. Poverty which was so inspirational, so humble, so inviting and warm and generous, so gorgeous in ...
... d hoped to come home a different person, but I hadn’t worked at it, figuring the adventure alone would serve as my catalyst for growth. In India, I will keep my eyes open and ears alert, I will be reading and meditating daily, and I’ll always be looking for time to exercise. The opportunity here is one of hard work, and the adjustments ahead are sure to be difficult.
Still, the question remains, what in life is worth having that comes easy?