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... 8217;s length! Actually, it was supposed to be less which ended up more. How crazy was this! Will I live to regret this sudden impulsive act! Only time will tell!
A local tea plantation was visited in which we were explained the process of tea making starting with the various plants to the end ...
... which are very close to the 'Charring Cross', at the centre of the ordinal town of Ooty. Our guide waited outside and suggested that we spend half an hour in the gardens. Of course this wasn't long enough for us as it was a great place to walk and explore. There is a native tree in these parts which looks exactly like a red version of New Zealand's cabbage tree (Cordyline australis). I asked about this tree and apparently they do come in the green version as well. The garden had ...
... were being constructed so maybe some racing is coming up. Ooty is high in the hills - we're back into tea country, in fact our hotel is right next to tea plantings. To get to our hotel - the 'Sherlock' (each room is named after one of the Sherlock Holmes stories) - we drove up a narrow and winding road about 3km from the centre of town. It veery quickly transitioned from a city to a rural environment, and I was beginning to suspect that we had taken a wrong turn - but ...
... YWCA youth hostel where I was staying for the next few days.
Ooty was originally founded by the British and quickly became the mountain resort of choice for all the expats living in India. It then gained wider popularity with the locals and underwent a massive growth explosion which made the town itself a bustling crowded eyesore with the odd glimmer of past glory as it stands today. That's probably a bit harsh, but it's saving grace ...
... at that - I've found all this very uncomfortable at times and.. well.. dis-empowering. I like that in my home country I have the freedom to be as open and friendly as I like. To be myself without fear of being sexualised. As I said earlier, I have days where I cope with it better than others and I hope that I may build on my inner strength throughout this journey so that I may better cope with it all. But as I said, yesterday it got the better of me.