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... into the jeep with my faithful mustachioed companion and his everpresent younger teen companion. I actually got TWO teen companions. Just in case there are elephants. We were armed with a 4 ft stick.
I hate that I forgot my guide's name (so should I just call him "mustachio"?), so Mustachio opted out of my multi-hour trek in favor of shuttling the jeep around to the end terminus, leaving the 19 and 25 year old boys/men to meander alongside me. Or so they thought. I ...
... and we later saw some of this style of embroidery in a stall to buy.
Rajiv was also very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and showed us; Eucalyptus trees, trees used for medicine in India, plants/trees exported to England including Rhododendrons, places where there is a separate micro-climate and different animal poo-even leopard poo which was distinctly furry due too its diet ! On the way down Rajiv found me a sturdy stick to help as I kept slipping. ...
After a quite mental trip from Munnar... 6 hours on a bus that kept breaking down (and eventually did!) and a mad rush across Coimbatore to get to Mettupalayam... we manage to book our tickets on the 'Toy train' to Ooty... something that Ellie had been wanting to do since watching it on "Indian Hill railways" on the BBC!
The Toy Train is a small steam train that climbs up a steep gradient into the hills. Tickets are hard ...
... I would like. We looked through all saris in her wardrobe and with a great deal of difficulty, selected the one we liked best (Lee opted for Indian tops). No sari is complete without matching jewels, and naturally Shobana had exactly the right combination for each outfit. So I just can’t wait to get all dressed up next Wednesday … of course, I’m going to need a lot of help!
The most complicated part of the day though was transferring 30 odd people with ...
... and that I'll come back later when they can see fit to display their goods properly - thank you very much.
After getting my socks mended, I went to the post office to mail book about investing in India to my money-managing friend Peter in Germany. Once again I encountered the problems with queuing. Upon arrival I of course got in the back of the line. The next arriving Indian of course went straight to the front of the line. Again (as I did at ...