Travel Blogs from Coimbatore
... around the thunder clouds on the way. These are the first clouds seen on the trip.
Arrived hotel 19:00 given the good news that we had to be off in the morning at 05:30 urgh!!!
Good meal last night with breads and curries: only problem was that all the meat was on the bone and was very fiddly to deal with. On the whole dishes were spicier and hotter.
The lights kept going out but were soon restored.
Tomorrow up the mountain ...
... differently if the offer was still open. They were married in England Oct. 12, 1899.
Unfortunately for Henry's plan to retire from the Army, the day before the wedding the Second Boer War broke out. Not the time to quit. His battalion had gone on to India, in Secunderabad (the British cantonment of Hyderabad), where they were needed to maintain the garrison while other forces stationed in India went to South Africa. He and Cecilia Marion had ...
... again, impressive) and a back ache.
When we'd arrived back to the other bus, Hayley hopefully asked if we were now going to see the elephants and he just replied- 'hotel'. We did manage to see an elephant in future days though- it was amazing. Despite the discomfort, the day was fun, we saw some great views, met some lovely people, and had great chai.
We were glad we stayed on in Ooty and were looking forward to our journey to Kerala!
... where it is an hours climb to the falls. Sounds interesting, maybe something for the next visit.
Typical Kotagiri countryside
After a cold and disturbed night, we packed up our stuff and took Alex to see the highlights of Ooty. With our train at 3pm and the witlist queue beginning at 1pm we had plenty of time to kill. So we headed up the main street towards Charing Cross, found the most western looking Coffee Shop and sat for two hours eating cake, drinking Chai Latte and Espresso. Something that potentially could've been done when we arrived home, but it was more than necessary! They had ...