Hotel Mount View
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... I am being confronted by the warnings of the traps we in the developed world seem oblivious to in our unquestioned rush to reignite the stuttering economic growth machine which only consumerism can fuel.
Yep, India is really providing that mirror for me to revisit the whole issue of economic growth and the perceived benefits which accrue to humanity from it. The Indian newspaper business section headlined the alarming news that growth had slowed here to just 5.3% ...
... with me?! Instead we stopped for a cup of tea in The Tredis Tea Room, a lovely peaceful wooden wigwam shaped building with a beautiful garden and clean western toilets :) I had an Assam tea and Ollie a Darjeeling tea and we just sat and read our books for a while drinking local tea ,lovely!
Earlier in the day we jumped in a taxi and went to a place about 4 km away from Kodai named Vatterkanal. Our taxi dropped us at the top of what is described as ...
... fields of tea. I mean acres and acres of - hills and valleys of tea. Supposedly there are as much tea here as in Darjeeling they just did a better job marketing it and branding it. Many of the tea bushes were planted by the British and owned by the government which was later bought by the mega moghul Tata (though we never saw one worker in the field). We found some great local restaurants full of locals and minimal foreigners - XYZ (will edit name later) where ...
... a spice farm and plenty of compulsory random stops to buy fish, vegetables, cigarettes and more cigarettes. Sometimes it seemed just to get to use his horn even more than normal! Indian vehicles it seems are all rewired whether old or new. The horn is attached to where the brake pedal should be and visa versa. They love the horn. There is probably a horn God under every car bonnet with its own festival every day, celebrated every ...
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I had to go to Munnar!
Many people told me I had to!
I was said Munnar is wonderfull ... and it is!
But I was really disappointed though ...........
I think, the best way to understand my point is to check the pictures!
When you reach, you just get immersed in green plantations! You're like surrounded! As the ...