Hotel Apple Valley
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking rooms
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... A wrinkled elderly lady and her daughter, only speaking Tamil, (which embarrassingly we hadn't even learnt how to say thank you in yet!!) must have sensed our hunger, beckoning us inside their humble home, making us chai and food. We depended on our smiles put across how grateful we were, whilst waving goodbye after paying them what we hoped was the going rate for a meal.
Now we faced a bit of a problem, it was the hottest time of the day to walk ...
... while weavers have hand crafted cotton garments. We’ve bought a little, which seemed expected of us. With no idea of the value or price of things, I finally decided after reflecting on how ridiculous it was to be negotiating hard for a twenty cent discount on a $3 bag of nuts that the best approach was to pay what we could afford if it made them happy. We’ve seen statues aplenty, often erected to honour politicians but my favourite was the one to honour an ...
... to tackle the local Paramal Mountain. After making egg salad sandwiches for the road, we hopped on the local bus and by 9am we were beginning our hike with Arjun leading the way. After an hour or so our capable guide realized that he’d missed a turn and we were on the lower trail going alongside the bottom of the mountain instead of walking along the ridge at the top. So instead of backtracking we decided to go straight up the mountain to reach the ...
... for friends and family and walked the misty streets of what had proven to be an intoxicating town. There is little more I can think of that I might want from an outing of travel than what I found in Kodaikanal.
Now we’re back in Pondicherry. The weather has cooled off since July and things are returning to their staple normality. Yesterday I attended all my classes, only to have two of my three professors not show up. I still have to give a presentation in ...
... around the waist, sometimes folded to knee height.
Descending into the valley below, you leave the plantations behind, pass through a dense forest and find yourself walking through in a small green meadow with a stream trickling along quietly over a rocky bed, with the sound of traditional music emanating from somewhere unseen up in the hills above... Idyllic! With the fresh cool breeze under the morning sun, this place was ...