Sinclairs Retreat Ooty
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... of shorts, t-shirts and flip flops was up to the challenge. When asked 'Are you not cold?!' Sean patriotically replied; 'No, I'm British!'.The thali was heaven, locally made, and they clearly don't get a lot of westerners in there from the looks we were given and the fact we had to ask for spoons to eat it with. We're still not quite up to the Indian standard of eating curry with only one hand. Went for a walk into town for coffee, and then around the lake. Enough ...
... in the BBC series about the history of India. While I wish I had brought more of my documentaries with me, perhaps having finished the ones I had with me will allow me to pick up the pace on my reading.
I have been away from home for a month - and I STILL haven't had a comment from my friend Lek in Bangkok. Lek - are you still alive? What's up? A trip is not a trip without a comment from you!
Sunday, 10 April, 2011
I met a ...
... sign over their entrance, they’ve been around since 1951.
Anyway, I loaded up on the aforementioned goods before making my way to the Garden Café, where I had a very tasty pizza for lunch – and where I met a very nice American guy a little older than myself who has recently retired and is spending his life traveling now. He had some pretty amazing stories to tell about his interactions with some local people from the Toda tribe.
... therapy; individuals simply need love. The society is the patient and needs hospitilisation.'
Shankar turned up just before midday to make us cups of tea and see what we wanted for lunch. I have not been a tea drinker for a long time now, too scared off the caffeine headaches, but as he had made me one I risked it, dunking my biccies in it, and what a joy it was.
How can one not try tea in a hill station surrounded by tea gardens?
I gave Shankar some ...
... where cows were milked every morning.
One experience we keep having when we go to sightseeing spots where there are also Indian tourists is that lots of people want to take our photos!! It is quite a strange feeling, although we are getting used to it now. I suppose many Indians live in places where they rarely see foreigners, so we must be such a source of some curiosity and amusement!