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... trend well established. Only two days ago here, the newspaper ran an article saying “the nature of racism has changed.........away from prejudice based on genetics, to prejudice based on class.” This I found particularly telling, to read in an Indian setting where the caste system is so embedded. Yet, upon reflection I could understand why the report harked back to the situation described in Arthur Morrison’s 1889 essay of Britain, which described the people ...
... cup of Mayan cocoa. so very delicious :)
Apart from eating, we visited Bryant Park which was landscaped by the British officer after whom it is named. We also went to Coakers walk in Kodai which is really a walkway which goes around the edge of the mountain and only takes about 20 minutes to go from one end to the other. Along here are lots of stalls selling touristy things and refreshments and we each bought a beanie hat (which we then rarely took off as ...
... the state of Karnataka. Mya has been researching places that offer Ayurvedic massages, as well as yoga retreats. Our overnight (allegedly "luxury") coach leaves at 3pm, which gives us time tomorrow to finish seeing the sights of Munnar and get some accommodation booked online before our 13 hour bus trip.
We are planning on going on another shorter walk through a tea estate and paying a visit to a tea factory ...
A wonderful tea plantation to the east of Cochin. Munnar was a lovely place to visit. It was cool, much cooler in fact than the tropical heat of Cochin! It also had less mosquitos! Jackie was happy for this gaining temporary respite as they have clearly taken a liking to her. The tea plantations were massive and had a museum completely devoid of health and safety – brilliant! A working factory showed the inner means by which ...
... the beautiful countryside so to break things up Duncan and I rented a couple motorcycles one day and cruised all over the mountains. They are cute little bikes that make my old 250 seem powerful but they got us everywhere we wanted to go. And since the top speed limit in India seems to be about 25 mph anyway it didn't matter much.
There's not much else to say about the mountain country. It was pretty...all of it. I ...