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... so banal to disturb the soul, so it will be a while before I can post this blog, the final postscript to our walk.
But what of India, many of you have asked me? Of course this has been my first visit to India and it has been eleven days since I arrived to join Debby in Chennai. So, my considered thoughts are that India is....................well, India. I was struck immediately on the way in from the airport that it was a bit like my experience of living in *****ia back ...
... lots of quirky cafes. Mind you, it might be a good thing that we didn’t as we only had one set of warm clothes each which just got more and more grubby with curry stains and the usual mess that seems to stick to the kids (and Shaff)!
Having said all that, the nature all around Kodaikanal is stunning with fantastic cloudy forests and breath-taking look out points. It is situated by a tranquil lake where honey mooners can rent a boat or a pedal boat. After a lovely ...
... embarrassing as it was it had to be done. After checking into a freezing hotel we looked around the town for a few hours and it was full with Indians escaping the heat down below, all dressed up in coats, hats and gloves - quite a confusing sight when your used to most men just wearing a cloth to cover there goolies. Ooty is renowned for its home made chocolates so naturally we had to try out all 20 of the flavours for dessert after having a late lunch. Absolutely shattered from ...
... for resorts, guides luring the tourists for a guided-trip, few restaurant chains like Saravana Bhavan, Resorts & home-stays etc etc. In short Munnar is a town for tourists and for people who live on tourism.
We had booked via Stayzilla (http://www.stayzilla.com) for the first night in a home-stay named Theresian Cottages located in the tea county road. It had parking space ...
... an important and by now vwey necessary source of fuel. In 1924 they experienced horrendous floods which destroyed all the infrastructure that had been in place up until that time.
Afterwards the local people proved resilient and by 1940 had built their first hydro electric dam. After independence India decreed that all companies must be at least 60% Indian owned and as a result an employee buyout took place, now 97% of ...