Meadows Residency - Ooty
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... were being constructed so maybe some racing is coming up. Ooty is high in the hills - we're back into tea country, in fact our hotel is right next to tea plantings. To get to our hotel - the 'Sherlock' (each room is named after one of the Sherlock Holmes stories) - we drove up a narrow and winding road about 3km from the centre of town. It veery quickly transitioned from a city to a rural environment, and I was beginning to suspect that we had taken a wrong turn - but ...
... cool weather and its location nestled among the hills of the Nilgiri mountain range and surrounded by tea plantations which paint the hillsides in more shades of green than an Absinthe bar.
The next day was spent checking out the sites in town. 1st stop, a man made lake at the bottom of town which turned out to be a disappointment. The guide book talked about a serene mountain lake, peppered with paddle boats and picknickers. The reality ...
... it was no longer necessary to take up the touts' offers for trekking (as if we ever would in the first place! Oops! No walking boots!). Having walked along the racecourse (shame it's off season!), through the Bazaar, Charing Cross and around the lakes, we were still nearer finding the effing botanical gardens - one of the main reasons for going to Ooty! - FINALLY we hijacked a tuktuk, only to find we had gone 6 km ...
... of Gillette, I ran out of my own shaving cream and had to buy something local, so for the first time in my life I bought the Gillette Regular shaving cream. Just one whiff of it reminded me of my father. I hadn't smelled it since my childhood, but my brain remembered the smell - and associated it with my father. (Old Spice after shave lotion evokes similar memories.)
Now for what is expensive in India / Ooty: Domino's Pizza! I pay eight to ...
... It’s a great feeling to be back in touch with the world. I checked my emails – finding 30 messages waiting from me – of which 28 were just forwarded junk. It turns out that I was less missed than I had expected.
All in all it was a great day – finding that supermarket and getting my internet connection.
Saturday, 19 March, 2011
I didn’t sleep well last night due to my nose being totally stopped up. I woke ...