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... off about 10am and within 30 minutes we had seen Sambar Deer. By lunch time we had covered about 10k, walking up and down hills and through thick, dark forest. Every now and then my imagination went wild as I pictured Richard Parker's (Life if Pi) orange and black stripes running past us! Unfortunately no elephants and tigers on day one, but we did see more sambar deer, monkeys, monitor lizard, bison, a tortoise and what seemed liked hundreds of different birds. Chris Packham eat ...
... had been an elephant I am sure I would have deemed it beyond me!! Amazing what a strong incentive can do! We were not disappointed as the male elephant and his mahoud and the rest of the team continued with their daily work. Bebi Matthew also climbed up and was informative about the cost of one elephant - ten million rupees and other information. The owner of the elephant hires it out to the timber merchant who has bought the timber from the owner. The ...
I am always intensely curious about the daily lives of the people I see in the different countries we visit, and going on a houseboat down the backwaters (canals) of Kerela gave me a peek into the lifestyle of the people who live along the waterways. We observed families fishing, bathing, and doing their laundry in the water. There were temples, churches and stores dotted along the shore. The canals were filled with other houseboats with tourists, but also water ...
Monday morning we set off for Munnar to stay at the Shade, another homestay recommended to us by Firoz, and also on Firoz’s recommendation we decided to rough it up and travel like locals by taking the bus for a mere 81 rupees each (approx. £1.20) for a four hour journey. We found the bus with the guidance of our rickshaw driver and took our seats placing our backpacks by our feet; the bus was only half full at this point. Not surprisingly the bus was a ...
... naughty school children.
Needless to say our rik-shaw tour was wet and pretty chilly. But once you get over that the wild elephants, dams, river views, and simply ridiculous numbers of tea plantations was outstanding. We literally (well Tom) took over 300 photos predominantly of tea. Needless to say there were tea stalls littering the road which we took full advantage of, but unluckily no toilets.
Our driver must have seen a good thing coming his way ...
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