Chinnar Plantation Bungalow
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I wasn't sad to be leaving Madurai. The hotel had pretty hopeless service and managed to stuff up our check in, check out, and had sloppy service at the restaurant. Actually, this was pretty much what the TripAdvisor website said. However, The real reason I was very pleased to be leaving the city, is because my preference is to be surrounded by nature, rather than surrounded by cars, people and city life. We drove for about four hours, ...
... sitting on a delux houseboat on the beautiful backwaters of Kerala sipping coconut juice straight out of the coconut while 4 lovely men clean our houseboat. A young girl came up to the docked houseboat and said "what's your name, you a very cute" I think she wanted to marry me off to her brother. I had my first Indian banana, they're amazing they all taste not yet ripe but sweet = perfect, we love green bananas The boat started cruising the waters and we passed ...
... We had to wear big leech socks to protect us from the little blood suckers which was fairly hot in the thirty degree sun but far better than being leeched. We saw some good wildlife including an osprey, several other large birds whose names escape me and a rare kingfisher which was a black and white patchy colour. Later there were a group of wild boar drinking by the lake, and some giant squirrels chilling out in the trees, but the absolute highlight was coming across ...
... cut down after their useful life were traditionally only used for firewood until someone discovered about 10 years ago that if you immerse the wood (which is a soft wood) in a bath of boric acid it turns into a hard wood which can then be used to make furniture. Bebi had some chairs in the sitting room made of treated rubber wood and they were a very nice slightly reddish colour. The wood of the Jack fruit tree is also used in the construction industry for doors and windows.
... murky water below. Before too long, an angry Indian uncle runs up to us as we're making our way across to the other side, and gives us a piece of his mind while wagging his finger in our face: "You will break the bridge, this is dangerous. People will complain!!". We apologize, sort of like kids who've gotten caught with their hands in a cookie jar, and quickly run past him to avoid any further berating.
For the rest of the afternoon, we meander past ...
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