Hotel Mount View
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... a seed into the ground because banana trees don't produce seeds. It's not a case of burying a banana and waiting for it to grow. A banana tree produces a few little baby trees around it as it grows, so you need to take one of these baby trees and plant it, then that'll grow, and produce some more baby trees around it, and so on and each tree will give you only one bunch ...
... 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 day ended with a mind blowing drive up to a viewpoint and a walk through tea plantations to a waterfall. I added to the splendor and hilarity of the occasion by slipping and falling flat on my butt, while crossing the stream above the waterfall. No danger, just bruised dignity and some soaked Rupees. An Indian women came rushing to my rescue, she must have weighed ...
... about it, it seems it’s a ritual. By the time we drove for the next couple of hours we felt the coldness of the wind gushing through our helmets. We sensed KODAIKANAL is nearer. We reached KODAI (as in Tamil) by dawn. It was so cold that jackets became an obligation. Wasting no time we rented a cottage in the town. It was after a while that i understood why the owner was stressing that ...
... arrived at the Tea Museum and paid our 80 rupee entrance fee (£1) and were guided into a large room for a video presentation on behalf of the Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company. They started by explaining that the local area receives between 130 and 700 cm’s of rain from East to West and that this then breeds a variety of tea tree qualities.
The company had been started in 1886 when a connection had been ...