Hotel Gangothri Sunrise
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... rolled tea, this factory produced CTC (cut, torn and curled) tea - vastly inferior! The organic Orange Pekoe which our hosts produce can fetch £45 / kg at auction whereas CTC dust, the lowest of the low, only fetches £8 / kg. Though it ends up costing us much more per kg than the Orange Pekoe after it has been turned into teabags! We finally got back for a very welcome lunch by 3:30, and we are to learn some Indian cooking this evening at 6 which we will then eat for ...
... the highest in south India. We had a enriching experience, getting to know the making of various types of Tea, the simple yet lengthy process that goes into making the fine powder as well as leaves that gives most of us, a warm welcome every morning.
We then went on to visit the Rose Garden, also close by, being the largest rose garden in India.
Being the starting of peak season, we were lucky to witness a wide ...
... that he drove. So he showed up with a newer car and a different driver - as he only drives the Ambassador, he said. Anyway, the car showed up right on time and in the pouring rain, I piled into it with all of my bags. Boy was I glad not to have to walk to the bus station in this rain with all of my bags. This taxi ride was easily the best 20 dollars I spent on the whole trip.
The ride down the mountain was gorgeous - and I somewhat regretted that I never ...
... finally taking an excursion to the nearby town of Coonoor. I went to the bus station, found the right bus, and after sitting on it for five minutes, I thought to myself, "Why do I need to go somewhere else when it is perfect here?" So I jumped off the bus and decided to explore a part of Ooty that I had never visited before.
I started walking up a road on one of the many hills surrounding Ooty - and one of the few that I ...
... money they were seeking to extort from him.
After lunch I decided to walk over to the market to buy some fruits, when I found an older Indian woman smiling at me as she walked down the street. At first I thought that I knew her from somewhere (she resembled an Indian woman I had gotten into a conversation with at a bank in Chennai last week) but it turns out that she was smiling at me because she said she thought I looked so happy. ...