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There is lots of hiking and treks to be done in and around the area but Wade and I decided not to exert ourselves too much and did a few walks in and around the town. The big thing to do in Kodai is to rent a paddleboat on the lake and we have spent quite a bit of time amusing ourselves watching people attempt to peddle the boats around the lake. There is also markets and stalls that line the lake and handmade chocolate, eucalyptus oil and the ...
... what he could’ve said.
So leaving that all behind, we arrive in Kodaikanal. We’re in town about an hour, walking the streets and trying to find our hotel, when our first surprise arises. “Grass?” A man whispers in my ear as I pass him on the street. I don’t register what he’s asking at first, but when I do, I can’t help but turn in a bit of shock. He stares at me with prodding eyes. He knows I’ve got a wad of ...
... are converted to, well, tea leaves?! Encouragement at every stage of the process was given to put hands into all moving parts of the machinery and see how the tea changed as it was cut, torn and crushed. The heating part was especially dangerous!!
We travelled in a classic ambassador car of the sort used reliably, and unreliably, since 1956 based on a british morris oxford. Our driver led us past waterfalls, ...
... town, we finally found the lake and inspected our now soggy chocolate balls. They tasted delicious, but the rain had dampened our spirits. It didn't seem to stop the entire time we were there!
Right now we are chilling in our rom, desperately trying to suppress any urges to use the toilet so we don't have to use the hole in the floor, eating chocolate and hiding under blankets to keep warm. It's hard to believe this is India!!
... the beautiful countryside so to break things up Duncan and I rented a couple motorcycles one day and cruised all over the mountains. They are cute little bikes that make my old 250 seem powerful but they got us everywhere we wanted to go. And since the top speed limit in India seems to be about 25 mph anyway it didn't matter much.
There's not much else to say about the mountain country. It was pretty...all of it. I ...
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