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... and it was everywhere. I asked for a pounds worth to try and ended up with half a kilo of the stuff! Unfortunately just because it was homemade didn't mean it tasted any good which I realised after the first couple of bites. There were also lots of oils, spices and soaps, I bought a few other bits before we headed back to the room to dry off. That evening we looked around a few more shops and stalls, had some dinner then ...
... to the little town I stayed in was stunningly beautiful. We climbed about 2500ft with views down into sheer green valleys covered with pine and gum trees.My accommodation was exceptionally cheap but ...
We've decided that while were on placement, we'll try and do trips out of Kochi on the weekends, so on Saturday morning, we headed out early from our guesthouse with Jinu, a taxi driver we hired for the weekend (or supposedly did, more on that later). Munnar is towards the border of Tamil Nadu and home to Kerala's tea plantations. The altitude means it's cool, especially at night which was a relief after a sticky few days in Kochi.
... a cafe opposite the train
station. Suffice to say we didn't find one and we were not hungry
enough for a large meal.
Heading back to our homestay we decided to have a little explore around the
area and we wandered down the steep hill through the tea plantation.
There was a little road that we could follow with the occasional
rickshaw or jeep coming along it. We didn't want to walk too far as
it was going to get dark ...
... I decided not to go back, even later: just going ahead (otherwise I would have needed much more than 5 months staying here!)
We stayed 2 nights in Munnar and then left back to the coast, in Kochi, then to head north! He was going to Palolem in Goa, I wanted to spend some time in Gokarna (Karnataka), a place I was higly advised to go!
From Munnar to Gokarna or Palolem (very nearby), the journey was long! We decided to stop in ...