United 21 Hotel
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I was told that on the way to Mysore we would be stopping at a local bowl auction where men would be buying and selling bowls. I couldn't figure out what was so special about the bowls that there was a men only auction for them once a week.
First we stopped to explore some tea plantations on the side of the road. The women who harvest the …
... off at the base of the steps and joined the crowds in walking around barefoot. Once inside, I was shocked at how good it smelt. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I was glad to be greeted with the scent of a grandmother’s perfume.
All day long I felt like I was a contestant on The Amazing Race as we were literally racing through Mysore to see all there was to see. Our second stop was a silk shop. Mysore is famous for its silk and we were able to try on ...
... there are at least three to ten staff members, serving only a handful of customers. Each of the staff have very specific jobs and when not doing that job, no matter how busy the other staff are, they will be sat relaxing at one of the tables. It is not uncommon to walk into a restaurant at lunch time and for it to be devoid of diners with just a table or two in the corner full of staff relaxing and sleeping. The oddest thing about this is, no matter how small the restaurant ...
... turned power over to the Indian government. The Maharajah of Mysore controlled immense wealth and property. In the late 1890's, the main palace at Mysore was destroyed by fire, and the family set about rebuilding, completing the new palace some 18 years later. It is said to rival Buckingham Palace and it is very impressive. I believe I read that the Mysore Palace is the second major historical site in ...
... on the train... Newspapers, mango juice, sweets, crisps, chocolate, cake, phone chargers, wind up torches, children's toys, books, tomato soup, chickpea salady stuff, blankets, tshirts, I even saw a guy fix Shawaddywaddy's broken zip on his suitcase, you can get your shoes fixed too, anything you want really! :) I tried to stretch my morning routine as much as possible, there is very little else to do on the train! All four of us smoked, so we all headed to the ...