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... Retreat' also had a watering hole/swimming pool. Surrounded by landscaped rocks and well designed to look kind of like an infinity pool on one side it's a perfect spot for a swim or a drink if you're one of the marauding animals wandering about the area. I sit by the pool letting my body soak in the warm rays onto skin that hasn't seen the light of day for a long while. One of the oddest things for me is to cover my skin so much in such warm weather. Usually in the States, as ...
... is 3 types of leaves: the big ones make black tea, the 'still not open' ones make green tea and the very small buds are used to make white tea. The tea bushes are about 80cm tall but are cut to the ground every 5 years (otherwise they grow into trees). Tea bushes can produce good leaves for about 100 years, the plantations are replaced every 100 years. Someone working in the tea plantation get payed 100 rupies per day (about £1) but they ...
... I should have, because as of yesterday, they put their prices up considerably - for the high season. Actually today the portion was a bit smaller than usual; it wasn't as tasty; AND the price was higher! All told, it was a disappointment. I told them that I would never eat there again - but I ended up eating there two days later when I ran out of other places to eat. So it turns out that raising their prices was a good move on their part ...
... the hill top town of Ooty…it’s beautiful. Lush and green and the air smells clean, fresh with only a hint of diesel. Spent the day mooching about, eating (for a slim one Dave can’t half put it away) had a couple of beers in a very local bar and tomorrow we’re off on a trek, which I’ve sold to Dave as ‘ just a bit of a walk’.
Next day….well, It wasn't a bit of a walk, about 12 miles of trekking through ...
The day was still young by the time we were done with the lake shores, so off we went for a picnic on the grassy slopes nearby with wildflowers, pretty little birdies, a green butterfly, great views and dramatic
skies for company.