Hotel Valley View Inn
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... new toilets and signs are erected telling people not to urinate in the street, men show their determination not to be forced into change by ******* on the signs. The more I’ve thought about the situation it reminded me of how we Australians rebel against government programs we don’t like. Thinking back to the rubbish though, as I hear my fellow westerners being very critical of the rubbish they see casually lying around everywhere, it’s caused me to see the ...
Finding a guesthouse took a while as some were full and others not so nice. We looked at one room and the shower was missing....turned out we had to pay extra if we wanted one! Eventually we found a decent one, went to get some dinner then called it a night. The next day we awoke to rain, lots of it. When a gap came we went to Coakers walk which was a 5 minute walk along the hill side with nice viewpoints. Unfortunately it ...
... to stay incredibly cool and called our travel agent who smoothed things over. Taxi man was not impressed and went off to sulk.
With this sorted, we arranged our activities for the weekend, starting with hiring a rickshaw to take us to some of the local sights. The conversation went a bit like this:
Rickshaw man: I take you museum, honey bees, view point, lake then top station (highest tea plantation)
Us: we ...
... elephants undergo whilst young.
After the elephants the next stop on our tour was some waterfalls which despite
being pre monsoon still had quite a bit of water in them. It was
quite busy with lots of tourist – mainly Indian. A small group of
men decided to drag Matt to join them under the waterfall.
The next stop after than was a spice garden where we had 20 minute tour of
various different spices – jack fruit, ...
... demoralised by being freezing cold, soaked, covered in filth splashed up from the road. (yes – human faeces – SO grim). Somewhere near Pachelor, Mikey got puncture 4 and so more time soaked by the road fixing it and then having to cycle with a partially inflated tyre. The uphill was really taking its toll so when we came to the village Perumel had marked as 37k downhill to the plains we were pretty pleased. 10 minutes into it both of our brakes failed and ...