Hotel Grand Palace
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... Raj. The nights in Kodai (as its nicknamed) get chilly, and we struck gold at this cosy place, with a fireplace in our room, thick blankets, and an excellent view over the valley to wake up to.
Following an early dinner, every night we rushed back to our room to avoid the cold, spending it reading books, listening to music, lying on a blanket in front of the fire. You've probably conjuring up a romantic scene in your minds eye, however reality was ...
... with an MBA, while they helped us understand the local etiquette involved in attending the pooja and which direction to follow when moving around the temple. Personal interactions like these, which I love, always seem so readily available here as people are so very friendly. Given the scale of India which is just so vast and varied I’ve come to feel it is only at the personal level one can relate.
For instance how can one come to terms with a country which I ...
... didn't take his time, choosing to use the trip as practice for what i can only assume is his up coming grand prix. Managed to get a seat next to a sleeping guy who even in 25C was wearing a fleece lined coat.
Got to the youth hostel we would be staying in for the night and while it has no shower or washing facilitates the room was fine. The best bit about it though was the view. You can see for maybe 50 miles ...
... a life of stagnation. When one is too comfortable, they tend to stay in that comfort, electing a life of luxury over one of adventure. My time in India has ensured that I will never make that mistake.
The following days in Kodai were a bit more relaxed though. This was good, as our trek to the village had injured Will’s foot and tired all of us out quite thoroughly. We watched HBO and drank beers the following night to celebrate all that we’d been through in ...
It was definitely time to make for the hills, cool down a bit and witness first hand the source of one of the world's most popular drinks.
The journey from Cochin was made on a little blue bus with open sides... winding through countless small towns in the area, each with its own style, including one devoted almost entirely to the manufacture and sale of wooden furniture! Some tasteful designs on show there.
As the towns ...