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Day 22 - all day
Day 3 of Southern India Tour
It didn't take me very long to realize that there would never be a dull moment on this Southern India tour. Getting up at the crack of dawn in preparation of today's activities can justify this. Just imagine.....ahead of me I had an entire travelling ...
... a few tigers and panthers", slightly worrying! Although, apparently they don't come out after 10am, so we were fine! Overall though it was good to get some understanding of the history of the area and some of his tribal rituals including the importance of nature and buffalos. Buffalos aside though, things aren't altogether different in many ways as he invited us into his house for a sit down, tea and biscuits, all very civilised, nice!
... them, then they went down a pipe, then they were cut and they went into a weird cylinder with funny ends called something like a "googly". That "cooked" the tea.
Later on the tea got sieved into the different grades.The factory smelt of a muggy leafy smell and at the end we got a sample of tea and I'm not a big tea fan but I really really liked it.
Now, I just want to share one of my travelling rules with you - when I read guide books or reviews on the internet about places to stay and the most prominent attribute is “I felt part of the family” or “Mr Kumar made us very welcome and the staff are very friendly” I avoid it because, when on holiday, I like to do what I want to do and I don’t want to have to be grateful to somebody else for organising my life – selfish maybe ...
... child there on July 27, 1900. Hyderabad in July is, of course, hotter and wetter than any Englishwoman would choose to have her first child. As soon as they could travel, baby Dorothy and her mother and an aiyah got on the train to Ooty to stay with Sydney again.
Neither Dorothy nor my mother (born in 1902) ever got to visit Ooty on their own, after my grandparents both died in 1918 -- my grandfather from injuries suffered in WWI, and my ...