Hotel Mount View
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... was stupidly wearing ALL BLACK, who does that?!). After two and a half hours, with a new lesson learnt about carrying a big water supply, we delightfully made it to a stall selling water, back at Dolphins Nose, to hydrate before another hours walk back to our delightful temporary home.
PS. Slightly gutted we took hardly any pictures of/around Kodai. Always nice to have photographic memories to treasure.
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... in slums then as being more like animals than human beings and being both a source of fascination and disgust:
“Dark, silent, uneasy shadows passing and crossing – human vermin in this reeking sink, like goblin exhalations from all that is noxious around. Women with sunken, black-ringed eyes, whose pallid faces appear and vanish by the light of an occasional gas lamp, and look so like ill-covered skulls that we start at their stare.”
... the ridge, taking a few 'shortcuts’ that turned out to be longcuts, and made it home in time for dinner.
The following day we celebrated James’s 26th birthday. We walked into town for thalis, a meal so popular in southern India that they’re often just listed as ‘meal’ on menus. They consist of a tray with a ton of little cups of sauces (most of them spicy) such as sambars, chutneys, breaded vegetables, chilli ...
... in the subcontinent, and though I miss home terribly, I’m in no hurry to run away from this incredible land of colors and chaos.
India will show you the meaning of your objectives. It will challenge you in ways that reveal to you the value of being challenged. It will confront your lifestyle and force you to question if the way you live back home is acceptable. India brings you back down to basics and asks you the *************s. Who are you, where are you going, and ...
... with the Asian elephant; supposedly they are smaller and more docile than their African counterparts. On the other hand, when sitting on the back of an Indian elephant and holding on for dear life, the difference seems to be negligible. Caitlin was much braver than I, but their lumbering motion made me cling on tightly, particularly when going uphill.
In the late afternoon we arrived at our hotel. We walked in, hot and sticky, and from the first minute we felt as if ...