Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... and couldn’t see anything but white around us. One day it even rained hard and we quickly zipped ourselves into our seriously underused water proofs, excited by what it felt like to see, feel and smell the rain again; something that rarely crossed our mind while living in Streatham.
So we waited for the weather to improve to rent a taxi for half a day to take us to the sights around Kodaikanal. We waited and we waited and on our last day we finally went, accepting that ...
... point there were gangs of monkeys. I was naturally terrified - you can never trust a monkey - but everyone else happily stood right next to them. Apart from one monkey dipping his hand into someone's bag, ...
... goddess in human flesh. There was a good community of fellow travellers passing through, intermingled with devotees who were so obsessed with the Saint's presence that they would touch a sticker in the elevator with a photo of Amma on in and touch it to their lips in praise. I must confess that I had trouble paying homage to a human goddess; I guess my Christian roots, defunct as they are, run deeper than I realized.
... beautiful places we have seen so far. We arrived at our hotel after an hour and were so relieved to pile out of the car. The mountain air was so fresh and a few clouds had started rolling in, bringing a cool breeze with them.
We were starving. We quickly took our seats outside under a covered patio overlooking the mountains. We ordered tea, vegetable pakoras , a chicken salad sandwich and an egg sandwich. We devoured everything and all felt so relieved ...
... although most, I guess, came from very poor homes. A stark contrast to how our unkempt and scruffy students look in spite of their huge relative wealth.
On the way to Aranyaka Resort on a tea plantation outside Munnar which Saj had recommended over the internet some months previous, we passed many wild drivers taking chances as they skirted around us and onward. And many local bus drivers regularly claimed our side of the road as the barged their way toward ...
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