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... in skills were of equal worth.
Alia, who is one little determined lady, had decided that she wanted to go ice skating like Peppa Pig apparently does in one of the films. And luckily there was an artificial ice rink in the village, so we went there to give it a go. We put on our skates and strapped on all the safety equipment and off we went. Well, actually we staggered around the edge and after one round Alia decided that that was enough. The artificial ice was so slippery ...
... toy train which goes from ooty down to mettupalayam at the foot of the mountain for the cost of 9 rupees. The slow little train was definitely worth it. It was a picturesque journey, with waterfalls, bridges, viaducts, tunnels, tea gardens and gorgeous mountain views which captivated us around every corner. After 3 hours we arrived in a random little village where we had to navigate our way to a bigger city so we could make our way to munnar (another hillstation) the next day. We ...
... the spectacular views on the rocky ridges above the level of the plantations. We had also earned a tasty breakfast of mini bananas, toast, jam eggs and black tea, yum! The remainder of the say took us down the other side of the mountain through the spice plantations (we saw cardamom, pepper, cloves, ginger, pineapples, which incidentally grow in the ground!?). I'm NOT a fan of downhill walking (I get wobbly knees), and the ...
... well into his 70’s he began by offering tea then asking me which book I had, referring to travel guide, he then went on to tell me that he was featured in no less than 14 travels books from all over the world as josephs cottages were on the map for the international tourist, and indeed they met our requirements. This elderly man would be the best host we would find in our time together, add ...
... it was unbelievable that he had found them. We were in luck, more rare endemic species followed. The Black Baza caused all sorts of excitement, as did the beautifully colourful Malabar Trogan. Sitting by the Periyar River we saw Kingfishers also. Returning to the homestay the guide pulled over and insisted that we meet a local legend. An old guy looked in through the car window, he was famous in the region for catching King Cobras ...