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... for longer but we didn't care as if was pretty chilly on the water.
It's been a welcome relief to experience some cool night time temperatures and not feel hot and sweaty for a couple of nights. Although it's bizarre being boiling hot in the day and cold at night.
Our exit from Ooti was on the nilgiri toy train as they call it here, a steam engine which will wind its way down the mountains and in ...
... Roti are a mainstay. and then we have a rotating cast of curries or dhal (lentil) soups and sauteed veggies. Snacks are pakora/samosa/vermicelli/chaat etc etc. Again. Nothing fresh. I feel like I'm in a alternative world from Hawaii. When in Hawaii, freshness is king. Everything is crisp and natural and lightly cooked, if cooked at all (on second thought, Hawaiians have a lot of fried rice and meats and little veggies. Grr. There seems to be no formula here). What heritage made them ...
The intention was to get the steam train from Metupalayam up the hill to Ooty, but we had not managed to secure tickets.
So after a hectic dash to a hotel we set about inquiring about tickets.
"Go see the Station Manager" the hotel assured us - "He will get you on the train".
So off we troupe to the ...
... of Gillette, I ran out of my own shaving cream and had to buy something local, so for the first time in my life I bought the Gillette Regular shaving cream. Just one whiff of it reminded me of my father. I hadn't smelled it since my childhood, but my brain remembered the smell - and associated it with my father. (Old Spice after shave lotion evokes similar memories.)
Now for what is expensive in India / Ooty: Domino's Pizza! I pay eight to ...
... that is not widespread in India due to their strict licensing laws. So we went a had an afternoon drink. After a glass of wine we were starting to feel peckish, we had passed a nice looking restaurant on the way and after consulting the guide book it described the dining room “swimming with atmosphere” so we went and enquired what time the restaurant and bar were open. We were told the restaurant opened in half an hour and there was no bar, but we were welcome ...