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... where we spotted several monkeys. Poor Hannah Sofia didn’t enjoy it that much though as she slept half of the way only to wake up and be sick for the other half.
On the way up, the driver turned off the air conditioning and opened the window and we enjoyed the fresh and cool mountain air on our faces. It was such a strange feeling getting out of the car – normally we would have been drenched in sweat but this time we just wanted to get our hoodies out of the ...
... known as Pillar Rocks - beautiful pillars of rock (funnily enough), and had wonderful views across to other mountains. It was a national holiday of some sort and so lots of Indian tourists were about. At ...
... be at top station at sunset. What time should we set off for the trip for that to work?
R.M.: sunset at 5.30 you get back at 6
Us: so what time should we leave to be there at 5.30
R.M.: ok leave at 5.30.
Us: no no we want to ARRIVE at 5.30
R.M. no arrive back here at 6
Us: No. for sunset at topstation, what time do we start here?
R.M: oh start here now ok
Us: and that will get us there at 5.30?
From Kochi, I organised a weekend tour to the mountain town of Munnar, which is famous for its Tea Plantations. Frances; a 30 year old Dutch pilot; Sandro, a 48 year old Peruvian guy and I were taken by car firstly to an elephant training camp where we watched the elephant trainers wash two adult and three baby elephants in the Periyar river. I did feel a bit sad watching these beautiful creatures ...
... gave us the opportunity to take a closer look at them.
After leaving the NP, we visited the tea museum. We saw a movie regarding the history of Munnar and how the tea plantation and industry developed. Afterwards, we took a nap to recharge for the New Year Eve's gala at the hotel. All the paths at the hotel were decorated with garlands of butterflies made from palm leaves. The areas outside ...