Nalapad Residency Ooty
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... br> Ooti was not what I expected of it, the surroundings are gorgeous but the main town seemed sketchy and run down. Finding a nice meal proved difficult though on the last of 2 nights we managed to get an amazing curry and beer! Beer is getting a bit more difficult to find now, though if you want it enough you will always find it.
We met a lovely guy, 70 year old captn. Muaz who helped us and especially dad try ...
... going on a tour was we got to see Ooty town and surrounds. The town is built on a relatively small area of flat lad surrounded by steep hills which are covered now with houses. The flat land is used for horticultural production - we saw plenty of carrots, garlic/spring onions (I couldn't quite tell), and Brussel sprouts. The town has several Christian churches, including one right by Charring Cross. The surrounds are dotted with what were once very grand English-style ...
... of the ride, I knew I was in India when I saw a sign outlining the fact that by law, Elephants have right of way. Not having thought of it, I decided that if I came across an elephant, I would probably give it right of way sign or no sign. I headed back up the pass and spent an hour checking out Coonoir which turned out to be crowded and dirty before heading home for an early night before moving on to Kochi, my next destination.
... wrong direction! Feet sore, but imagining our Kate Moss figures the following day, he dropped us at the gates. Botanical Gardens? What Botanical Gardens? The only flowers in bloom were the agapanthus and one hydrangea! Apparently this is not high season - no ****!!!We had two further missions in Ooty. a) to equip ourselves with warm clothing, and b) to buy wine for our BYO Christmas lunch... Our first thoughts ...
... you know how to do it! I had tried several times to make it at home in Bangkok. Now I know what my mistake was: I used FAR too much daal in relation to the other ingredients. Now that I know how to make it, I hope to make it a part of my diet when I get back home.
I have a funny story that I had been meaning to relate but kept forgetting about: A German guest who stayed at this guest house a few weeks back told a story of an Indian student who ...