Hotel JC Grand
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... in slums then as being more like animals than human beings and being both a source of fascination and disgust:
“Dark, silent, uneasy shadows passing and crossing – human vermin in this reeking sink, like goblin exhalations from all that is noxious around. Women with sunken, black-ringed eyes, whose pallid faces appear and vanish by the light of an occasional gas lamp, and look so like ill-covered skulls that we start at their stare.”
... toasty warm) for 20 p:) Unfortunately Coakers walk was cloaked in mist so the magnificent views 2000 m below were not really visible.
We then took a stroll around the lake, a short 5 km circuit. The views were like those of an English lakeside but we were tempted to hire one of the pedalos and row to the middle of the lake to get some sort of peace from the car horns and people! We didn't do this though as for some reason Ollie didn't want to pedal ...
... t a show but something that they daily do that people have found out about and stop to view. Our driver had bought a bag of bananas and with a $1 worth of rupees we were able to get a few snaps with the animals on their way back to the sanctuary for their day of work. We then hit our four hour journey through the windy steep hills - each turn narrow passing on the side of public buses that hit the curves hard and teeter on the edge. Slowly the Kerala villages ...
... are converted to, well, tea leaves?! Encouragement at every stage of the process was given to put hands into all moving parts of the machinery and see how the tea changed as it was cut, torn and crushed. The heating part was especially dangerous!!
We travelled in a classic ambassador car of the sort used reliably, and unreliably, since 1956 based on a british morris oxford. Our driver led us past waterfalls, ...
... Eve celebrating with Duncan the Aussie, Christian and Kate the Canadian couple, and a couple of Germans who I'm sure had names as well (I blame the beers). Christmas day was pretty lazy too although Duncan and I did manage to knock back a few beers and celebrate the holiday by watching Spiderman 3 on TV.
Hope you had a great holiday and missed me as much as I missed you (or more, I'm cool with that too).