Sinclairs Retreat Ooty
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... them of the views. Although I was rocking a mean Ray Mears look so I'm not massively surprised! I'm looking forward to all the new idiosyncrasies that this place is going to throw at me, like the power cuts, express buses that stop every 500m and Auto drivers wanting 3 times the money than I've paid for a 4 hour bus journey. The next week is going to bring more treking, temples and hopefully my first bike ride in India, any bets on which part of me I break ...
... thing I had arranged in advance for the taxi to pick me up at my guest house - because it was POURING down rain by the time departure time rolled around. Luckily the taxi was on time too - but the driver wasn't the guy I had negotiated the deal with. Rather, it was his "brother" - who bore no resemblance to him - other than having brown skin. I had negotiated a deal with the original guy - but I told him that I wanted a different car than the 50-year ...
... shuts down automatically at 16:00" - which I don't believe - but it makes a good excuse to get rid of bothersome customers when you are a government employee who wants to go home.
By the time I got to the train station at 8 this morning, the one available seat on the 16th had turned into a waiting list of 3 people. Oh well. Interestingly, though, if you wait in the train station ticket window queue for three hours and just reach ...
... into her life. (I guess the other one wasn't quite good enough.) I personally would like to see all the gods of the world in a wrestling match to see which one really IS the strongest.
This woman asked where I was staying and then recommended a nice guest house in a Christian facility overlooking Ooty from a nearby hill. Since we were in the neighborhood anyway, I decided to have a look at the place so she brought me up there. ...
... early childhood education, earning her an OBE.)
Ooty is inspirational in many ways. A plastic-free zone, its stores sell goods in paper bags printed with the store's name as an ad, just as stores in Canada once did. Its railway station is perfectly clean, featuring signs like "Clean Habits Make Clean Station." The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Did my grandmother sit in this seat?
Margaret agrees: Ooty was ...