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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 ...
Finding a guesthouse took a while as some were full and others not so nice. We looked at one room and the shower was missing....turned out we had to pay extra if we wanted one! Eventually we found a decent one, went to get some dinner then called it a night. The next day we awoke to rain, lots of it. When a gap came we went to Coakers walk which was a 5 minute walk along the hill side with nice viewpoints. Unfortunately it ...
Ambling through the hills, you hear the sound of a lot of people chatting, having a right old natter in fact, accompanied by a loud "clip-clip-clip" and look up to find a big crowd of about 50 women in traditional robes busily plucking the fresh new leaves, apparently using a metal device to speed the process up. Later on, you'll meet various men, applying fertilisers and suchlike, and wearing a garment resembling a ...
Took an overnight train from Madurai to Ernakulum which arrived 4am then an early bus to Munnar. Munnar is a hill station surrounded by spice trees and plants and of course tea !
Cooler here but still good, Robert is treking at the moment so better pics to follow I'm sure , he started at 6.30am and returns 6.30pm so I opted for a more relaxing day .
... is occasionally offered for breakfast, though sausages if offered will be chicken. Wonderful fruits grown locally and fruit juices are great for breakfast. I tried fruits I'd never had before including tree tomatoes and various types of water apple.
Pork and beef do figure occasionally, I was perhaps slightly surprised by this.
So the food in British Indian restaurants is recognisably from the same culture, but there are many differences, ...