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... I noticed all three of us were lost in thoughts of ourselves and I just wanted to be there, so I asked the Shingari Guy to allow us for a while with the motor turned off for which he pleasingly agreed. There in the midst of all that water bodies and and the sky we just lied down to watch the skies and how happy we all were, smiling to ourselves with no cellphones and jokes to make us laugh. That was Tranquility. I have no idea how fast time went by and we were coming to the ...
... to send back with Tarrant when she's here, I don't want to lump her with a year's supply of cooking ingredients an' all.
But anyway. The hotel I'm staying at is really nice too and the manager, Benoy, plied me with tea as soon as I got there so obviously I love him a little bit. It was good tea too, not chai as I know it to be, but a milkless tea with the tiniest amount of sugar and a touch of ...
... Our guide opened his bag up and revealed breakfast. Hot tea, bread, hard boiled eggs and jam. We dug in with gusto and marvelled at the experience of mountain top brekkie. Lauren insists that there is a third world jam conspiracy. It's all the same hyper-sugared smear of worthless flavourant. And you find it every where you go. Egypt, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia... and so on. The same terrible jam. She might be right.
We walked back down through ...
... day to take a full day tour of the tea plantations.
The tour started at 8:30am, and went to numerous plantations, all in an amazing mountain setting. The tea trees are planted in such a way that the whole area looks like it is made up of green mosaic tiles. Unfortunately the pictures will not do it justice. We toured the tea factory, which started off with a video regarding the origins of tea growing in India. It surprised us when it ...
We arrived late at night and headed towards the place we were staying, this involved walking down country footpaths in pitch black heading out into Munnar's forest. The 'hotel/ hostel' we ended up at was nice enough but run by a yoga 'master' so had incense burning constantly and proverbs such as 'get up between 4 and 6 am daily', 'fast regularly' or 'think of god as soon as you wake up and just before you go to sleep' all over the walls.