Hotel Blue Bird
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... accommodation and school for their kids. So it is actually a pretty good deal as our guide was saying.
After our hike we went to the tea factory. Making black tea is actually dead easy. The leaves are humidified, then cut into small pieces, heated up, oxidized, dried and sorted into bags (roughly).
At the end of the day we were knackered and very hungry. We went in town for dinner and spotted a tiny place where they had ...
... Lake. The tax collector left the guest house - without collecting any money for this particular service.
Related to this, I have come up with a solution to India's garbage disposal problem. I propose that the government build a fence spanning the entire length of the country. People can then throw their garbage over this fence. Problem solved.
I have learned that it is possible to avoid the 20 rupee entry fee for the Botanical Garden if ...
... is a very limited number of good restaurants in Ooty - at least from a foreigner's perspective, taking into account hygiene.
Monday, 04 April, 2011
Aside from my usual activities, today I changed my return train ticket to 3 days earlier. (I've already watched all of my Beverly Hillbillies videos - and I'm down to my last couple of documentaries.) All I have left are my books - which, actually, could last me for the rest of ...
... me, but only down in the main house rather than one of rooms in the hill-top portion of the guest house with a more panoramic view. I agreed to take that room for one night with the expectation of moving up the hill tomorrow.
I then got a rickshaw to bring me to the YWCA to get my bags and then to convey me to my new home at Reflections. The rickshaw driver asked for 80 rupees, but when I counter-offered 70, he stood by his price, saying, "Sir, I think ...
An email came from Shenaz in Coonoor, that on our last evening in that hill station she had been trying to get through to us, aha, George had been playing lots with the phone at that time, Shenaz's intention being to treat us to a dinner at the esteemed Coonoor Club. Oh, that would have been such an interesting experience! A taste of the old colonialism carrying through into modern times.....
Our yummy breakfast this day was dipptin eggs (eggy breads) cooked on ...