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... myself with an extra 100Rs a night. In the morning, feeling like a local now I jumped on a bus up to the start of the highest point in southern India. Which is Doddabetta at 2660m fact fans. I saw the both the hustle and the fluid consept of time in this country all in one bus ride, with one man climbing up the wheel, across the wheel arch and swining in the door in front of me ninja style; only to then sit and wait 40 mins while the driver had lunch ...
... steam engine. At one point I noticed someone queuing for tea and snacks and then realised that is was Derek the JST cook and his friend, who were travelling around south India for a couple of weeks before he joins the ship- he has obviously been persuaded to rejoin again - I'm sure he told me he was not coming back! He is hoping of have cookery lessons in Kochi - so I am hoping for lovely Keralan food on board! In our carriage there was a medical ...
... boss used to work in Delhi - and his wife came to visit him there from the west for a few days. After just a few days in India she caught one of these bugs - and was dead just two days later. Even the best medical care in the country could not save her. I just kind of wish Christopher had sent me this article BEFORE I came on this trip!
Now for a quick review of the past week:
Friday, 01 April, 2011
... Tiger", by Aravind Adiga. It is a very popular and insightful look inside India - told through the eyes of a poor fellow from the provinces. I can recommend this book to anyone interested in India.
Today was mostly a day of food shopping for me. I picked up some grapes and bananas at the market and some cheese at the Modern Stores supermarket. At the supermarket, I met a Chinese/Indian photographer named William Chang who had ...
... was nice to pass through with its palace on one side and the Chaumundi hill on the other.
The most interesting part of the trip though began at the point when we arrived in the jungle wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur on the Karnataka side and Mudmalai once into Tamil Nadu. There we happily caught glances of chital deer, red and black monkeys, and even elephants. We passed the jungle stop of Thekkapadu, where hopefully we'll be staying ...