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... at the entrance’s gate. Without being over crowded, many people were already on site.
A meeting point and time was given by Sam and then we split up, each one of us going our own separate way.
And In less than half an hour, I was back to square one after having walked all around.
... rainy winter morning - the kind of day that I like to spend indoors with a good book! We decided that, tempting as it was, we better not lounge around the hotel all day. We arranged a guide and we headed off to see the rainy day sites of Ooty. Our first stop was a tea factory where we got a tour through the tea processing plant and then had an opportunity for some tea tasting. I was pretty interested in the process as I had already been surprised by the relatively large size ...
... deep in slumber. The train to Ooty is over 100 years old. I think it is a Swiss train, and the inside of the carriages have flowers carved in the wood. It was a bit chaotic finding our places on the train but we eventually found our allocated seat with a lot of help from our driver. Our compartment was designed for ten people but it had twelve people plus bags on board. One man spent the trip standing in the aisle between the seats which helped. The train is pushed up into ...
... more than a little old man sitting at a little old pump-action sewing machine. Ten cents US is all it takes to get the repair done - and I probably overpaid.
I found new place to read in peace: The Arboretum., a very nice small park that is a bit out of the way and therefore rarely visited. Reading outside is one of the things I came here to do - along with walking outside - both of which are essentially impossible to do in Bangkok ...
... first few days, fresh with enthusiasm for exploring an exotic land and culture, I found it initially confronting, but bearable. And while I've dealt with it better on some days than others, yesterday it got the better of me. For it seems far worse when I'm loaded up with my backpack than at other times. Perhaps that's just because I look ridiculous with such a large bag on my back!
People here do unashamedly stare. And I can understand it to some ...