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... which is called Rural Preventures, runs projects that aims to improve the quality of rural life i.e. by empowering women and look after the elderly. They run social enterprises to raise funds for the projects such as a small café and a pottery shop in the village. We had already noticed an unusual amount of poor elderly ladies begging in the centre, and it turned out that they came into the village for the soup kitchen run by Rural Preventures. Had we known before we went we ...
... is 7,2000ft above sea level and a lot more beautiful than ooty. Good choice made! We mooched around the town for abit, apart from a few shops, hotels and restaurants there's not alot else there but people really come for the views which are spectacular. Kodaikanal is so high, for most of the day the town sits above the ocean of clouds down below and all you can see is the tips of nearby mountains, quite an experience. In the afternoon we walked along a famous path called Coakers ...
... morning I got my hug and high-tailed it on to Fort Cochin for a day of sight-seeing before hopping on a bus to the tea-plantation town of Munnar. I'd like to say that the hug resulted in bursts of color, mind-blowing revelations, or other such reveries, but perhaps my cynicism got the better of me. Oh well, if nothing else it was nice to get a hug while on the road.
Getting to Munnar involves a 7 hour trip on the public bus along ...
... how the British began the tea plantations and introduced health care, child care and maternity leave for the workers. All workers at the Tata tea plantations are part owners so you can imagine the incentive for producing quality leaves as they all share in the profits. Tea goes through 5 steps once it is picked:
1) The loose tea leaves are cut
2) The tea leaves are then torn/shredded into fine pieces
... to Cochin. I British girl told me about a documentary made in England about Indian people. Most Indians will never have enough money to take plane ride. Instead, some of them pay to go on a "flight" for a day. They check their bags, go on a fake plane, eat airplane food, get served, have the safety simulation and then deplane and receive their bags. Doesn't that just tug at your heart a litte? I take so many things for granted in this life!