Hotel Spring Valley
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... of how to set long term goals and see them gradually realised. The concept for the central focal point, or soul of the city, the Matrimandir, was laid down at the inception in the 1950's and took over forty years to construct. It is now a wonderful building and completely dedicated to concentration. Once again here we found more great wisdom. Here is just one quote, a reflection from the 'Mother' who founded it:
"The ego thinks of what it wants and has not. This ...
... goodness that melted in mouth, so of course we bought a pack of those too :)
Then there was the beef lasagna and wood oven baked spaghetti followed by full English breakfast in a restaurant named cloud street.
We also ate at a little cafe named pot luck attached to a pottery shop which sold very pretty mugs and crockery which i would have loved to take home here Ollie finally had a beefburger and I a Mexican style veg and cheese wrap with ...
... out, as they had just come upon several elephants, one a very young baby. Our guide was determined to show us the elephants, so for the next 45 minutes we played a very (okay, mostly) amusing pantomime game with our guide, with him beckoning us forward or telling us to wait, or hide (no kidding -- apparently the elephants tend to charge people wearing white, which two of us were wearing...no one mentioned that before we set out!). My heart only raced ...
... no fan of a road that has cliff edges at the sides but our driver was good he was not driving fast so that helped.
We arrive in Munnar some hours later totally way up in the moutains the pics don’t do the views justice it was amazing and best of all cools we had finally stopped sweating!! We head to the Tea Museum the area itself is famous for tea plantations before we could even enter we were the star attraction nevermind the museum – these ...
... they all were. The children then honoured us with some cloths put round us. The actual dancing performance was amazing. Apparently the children had only spent an hour preparing and practising, but they performed 7 different dances in groups and were incredible. They were moving so quickly I couldn’t take photos, but the videos are fantastic. Perumel and Malika ( a House mother who had also been a child in the home when we had last come) then introduced us to a tiny girl ...