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... nothing I got itchy feet and wanted to move on again, with a whole raft of suggestions and recommendations from the people I'd met I decided to move on up the coast to Allepy. I travelled there with a very happy dutch girl Lisa and had an interesting time finding and bartering down for rooms, and meeting an enormously irate American girl Jessy who was being hassled by some Indian guys......eventually ending up at the place she worked after seeing ...
Well it was really difficult to leave Wynberg, but we were excited about moving on and seeing more of India if Wayanad was anything to go by. We had been 'reliably' informed that the bus bound for Ooty left Sulthan Batheri at 10.30 or 11.30 or maybe 12 only to discover once we were at the bus station that the bus actually left at 1.30 or 2 or maybe as late as 3. So we loaded up with cups of hot chai and unidentified deep fried crispy snacks ...
... nicely by 3 glasses of delicious red wine by the fireside. In the savoy. In Ooty. Yup....the savoy.
The rest of our time in Ooty was spent visiting the nearby national park, hoping to see a tiger. We were disappointed, though our "charming" guide tried to make this up to us by showing us his personal collection of photos of different animals urinating. Nice.
On our final day, we went horse riding. We now all have ...
... made much less of an effort than I would have hoped. In fact, they hardly spoke any English. It seemed that the only word they knew was "donation". When I said "email address" - they tried to sell me a dress - being stitched up by one of the tribal matriarchs. (By the way, it is my understanding that in their tribe, it is allowed for a woman to have multiple husbands at one time.)
I eventually gave up - and due to their pressure for a "donation", ...
... bar as a pre-dinner snack back in my room.
Now, finally with a hat to protect my head from the scorching afternoon sun, I walked home - and it started raining - for the first time since I was in Ooty.
Tuesday, 22 March, 2011
Like yesterday, I woke up at 6:00 today as well - and went through my morning routine of checking emails, having breakfast, taking a shower, doing a bit of reading and watching a couple of ...