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... cameras. There was one shaped like a machine gun which they claimed was used on battlefields during WWII, and a weird looking little box thing which apparently takes 15 photos at the same time. If they ever get any information boards up it'll be pretty cool but until then it's kinda just a camera graveyard at one end and something that looks like a bad display at Curry's that a disenchanted employee threw together whilst drunk at the other.
... I could spread out, jump from side to side to take pictures and have the whole space to myself. There are negatives and positives to traveling alone. It costs more money because you can't split it with anyone. But you don't have to share the back seat with anyone. The guide and I took an immediate shine to each other. He was a rather rotund late-middle aged fellow with a mustache who was easy to make smile and quick as a whip with his humor. He tried his hardest with his ...
... and desire to sleep. We will see what tomorrow brings for them – they’ve gotta go as we are on our way to Chennai.
There are strikes around here. Today, the tuk tuks were on strike which made for an easier travel day. Tomorrow we don’t know. We are in Tamil Nadu and the strikes are about the way Sri Lanka is treating the Tamils there. We are off at 09:30 just in case.
So tomorrow is a travelling day ending in Chennai. ...
... as spectacular as they might have been, still we loved the mountain views from top of the peaks.
On the way from Ooty to Fort Cochin, we descended all the 7000 ft in the span of two hours on a bus via the craziest narrow hair pin turns road we have ever been on, while the multitudes of monkeys sat on the side of the road seemed utterly fascinated by the traffic.
... and daughter combo. We had the most lovely journey. When people were getting on and off, everyone helped out, hauling luggage, children and everything else on board, squeezing them (that's luggage and children) into any spaces found, one of the older men gave us the window seat and the army family were handing around all their food to everyone, very insistent that we should take it. At one point, Kathy lifted her legs up onto the seat and there was a ...