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... we are going to be very comfortable here for two days! Supper was brought up to our cottage by Ravi and Rajid, how they managed to bring two heavily laden trays (with no sides) up the tortuous staircase in the dark, I have no idea. Leek soup and vegetables baked in a bechamel sauce, together with home made bread and finished off with home made chocolate truffles. Excellent. 30 December After a nice breakfast we set off to explore the surroundings. We drove ...
... stop a tea factory very learning about the history of tea and tea in India, now the British were involved: getting the forests cleared and being plantation managers: my feelings were that I doubted that they mixed a lot with the locals and lived very rich privatised lives. But employing 100s of locals. The factory showed us the whole process of making tea: many steps up using surprisingly simple machinery. I bought some Chai - I will now just have ...
... sandwiches in my room to eat for dinner on the train tonight. (How's that for planning?) After buying my bread, I went to Domino's and got a pizza to take away - to eat for lunch in my room.
The owner of my guest house very kindly allowed me a late check out - at 16:00. - which greatly facilitated and even determined the rest of my plans. With a check-out this late, I would be able to take a taxi down the mountain to the train station at ...
... shuts down automatically at 16:00" - which I don't believe - but it makes a good excuse to get rid of bothersome customers when you are a government employee who wants to go home.
By the time I got to the train station at 8 this morning, the one available seat on the 16th had turned into a waiting list of 3 people. Oh well. Interestingly, though, if you wait in the train station ticket window queue for three hours and just reach ...
... very much. The shopkeeper tried to make a claim about it being a different kind of hat, bla bla bla. I thanked him and started walking out of the shop, at which point he lowered the price to 70 rupees. Trying to maintain a semblance of dignity, I just kept walking.
I spent the next fifteen minutes wandering around the market looking for a similar hat - to no avail. So I swallowed a bit of my pride, returned to the original shop, ...