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The intention was to get the steam train from Metupalayam up the hill to Ooty, but we had not managed to secure tickets.
So after a hectic dash to a hotel we set about inquiring about tickets.
"Go see the Station Manager" the hotel assured us - "He will get you on the train".
So off we troupe to the ...
... with hot water from a bucket with a jug before crawling into bed in jumpers, leggings, pyjamas and 2 pairs of socks and shiver ourselves to sleep. We were also sent to bed by the security guard (who used to live in Surrey) at 11pm each night.
We decided to take this opportunity to visit the tea estate that my great grandparents had lived on. After googling, we discovered a vague address and set a day aside to go looking. The day dawned rainy ...
Now, I just want to share one of my travelling rules with you - when I read guide books or reviews on the internet about places to stay and the most prominent attribute is “I felt part of the family” or “Mr Kumar made us very welcome and the staff are very friendly” I avoid it because, when on holiday, I like to do what I want to do and I don’t want to have to be grateful to somebody else for organising my life – selfish maybe ...
... Hills, we got home with sore legs and full tummy after having a yummy Thali at one of the small villages just after 4pm.
And of course on Tuesday and Wednesday there were two more cricket matches which we followed. On Tue Sri lanka beat NZ :o( and on Wed India went through to the final having beaten Pakistan. Fireworks were going off as the Indians, so passionate about cricket, celebrated their ...
... neighbouring provinces, while the temperature on Doi Inthanon, the country's highest peak, plunged to just 3.4 degrees yesterday.
Meteorological Department acting chief Somchai Baimuang said yesterday that the drop in temperatures had stemmed from an intensely high-pressure ridge, which was now hovering over Thailand.
"Never before in my working life have the temperatures dropped as much as 10 degrees in a single day. Never before have I experienced a winter in the summer," he said.