Hotel Preethi Palace
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... in a long, long time, this morning I wore my hair loose over my shoulders. Best part, it felt terrific to feel the lightness as the wind blew them all over my face. Groannnn!
Last night, I did something that you’ll never guess. Chop, chop! Yes, I allowed Michel to chop off a good 5 inches off ...
... is automated apart from the initial feeding of the tea plant stems into the conveyor belt, and this was done by a women using a bucket. I did end up buying some tea, as at the end of the day tea is such a minimally processed product with absolutely no additives that I enjoy feeling like I'm having something quite natural ( in contrast to many other types of food and drink where it is hard to imagine the plant or animal-based origins). Our second destination was to the ...
... hot English folk escape to the cool of the hills. Ooty was known as 'snooty Ooty' as it apparently was set up to cater to all the needs of homesick Brits, including a racecourse, Anglican Church, botanical gardens. These days it is known by its original name - Udhagamandalam, but many of the old bungalows built by the raj still exist (in fact our accommodation was one). The racecourse still exists, but looks like it has seen better days. When we arrived, massive ...
As much as I love trains, I just can't seem to shake bus travel. The journey from Mysore to Ooty was a lot of fun though. The road winds its way through national parks and up to Ooty at over 2000m in the mountains to the South. I even spotted an elephant working on the side of the road. Popular at this time of year because it's altitude provides a welcome escape from the heat and humidity of the plains. I arrived in the afternoon and made a beeline ...
... over a period of 28 consecutive nights. I probably wouldn't be able to kill half that many people without feeling at least a little bit guilty. There is at least a somewhat happy ending to his story: After retiring, Blokhin became and alcoholic, went insane - and apparently killed himself. He's now in the Guiness Book of World Records as the most prolific executioner in history.
I also finished watching the last of my documentaries - the ...