Hotel Valley View Inn
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... a different frame. At first I too thought all the rubbish looked ghastly to my tidy, orderly mind, but then I remembered I’ve been to a massive land fill site in Melbourne and seen just how unsightly and ghastly that looks. Yes, our rubbish looks just as bad as theirs but at least by keeping theirs in daily sight, they might perhaps do something about reducing it one day. Our approach of throwing rubbish ‘away’ and out of sight, which is no more than hiding ...
... to sit and watch the clouds being blown around, one minute you couldn't see anything then 5 minutes later views would just open up right in front of you and then be gone again. Indian people then asked if they could take our photo and although we agreed decided to take our leave before everyone started to take photos, as has been our previous experience!
On the way back to Kodai the taxi stopped and we took a short walk along a stream (at this time of ...
... refreshment from the steamy heat of the coastal lowlands.
I later learn that the pickers who I saw chatting so merrily as they plucked away are all shareholders in the company which owns the plantations. The Kennan Devan Hills Plantation Company Limited has pioneered a bottom-up management structure, which puts the workers firmly in the driving seat.
Speaking of workers in the driving seat, Kerala is India's most ...
... us that only ladies worked in the fields picking the leaves whilst the men worked in the factories.
Each woman was expected to collect 30 kilos of leaves per day. This was 8 hours work per day, some of which was very dangerous as it involves picking on the steep mountain side batches. For this they were paid just 140 rupees per day (£1.77). If they managed to pick more than their 30 kilos they would be paid 1 rupee ...
... out!” As we approached the area we saw what they were talking about…there it was…it was quite big…it was one of the biggest tree stumps we had seen in quite some time!
We headed back to our hotel. We had our own cabins with a balcony with a gorgeous mountain view. It was time to relax!! (That night Mandip found a bright green frog climbing down the bathroom door while she was brushing her teeth, so naturally she took its ...