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What a difference a day makes! On Friday morning I woke up on a boat in the backwaters of Kerala, after not sleeping many hours due to the kind of heat that makes you wake up in the middle of the night and struggle for air, your heart racing from fear of dying from the diesel fumes emitted from the boat's engine, which is running only so that you …
... didn't take his time, choosing to use the trip as practice for what i can only assume is his up coming grand prix. Managed to get a seat next to a sleeping guy who even in 25C was wearing a fleece lined coat.
Got to the youth hostel we would be staying in for the night and while it has no shower or washing facilitates the room was fine. The best bit about it though was the view. You can see for maybe 50 miles ...
... a life of stagnation. When one is too comfortable, they tend to stay in that comfort, electing a life of luxury over one of adventure. My time in India has ensured that I will never make that mistake.
The following days in Kodai were a bit more relaxed though. This was good, as our trek to the village had injured Will’s foot and tired all of us out quite thoroughly. We watched HBO and drank beers the following night to celebrate all that we’d been through in ...
... driver took us on a tour of the sights around Munnar. First stop was
the tea museum – the original TATA tea plantation. Obviously the
first thing to do at a tea museum is to have a cup of tea. Which we
did, even me! Then it was time for a tour of how tea leaves are made
from the plant. Then there was a company promoting film which by the
end of it certainly made you want to work for the company! After the
tea plantation it was a drive ...
... the other group was back and it was time for dinner. We decided to go back to Royal Tibet because it was just so tasty the night before. This time around I got chicken lo mein and fried pot stickers and it was so very tasty. We gorged ourselves on food and then it was time to depart from dear, lovely Kodaikanal.
Onto the bus we went and we settled in for a long night trip. We would fall asleep (hopefully) and then wake up in the morning in Fort Kochin, Kerala.
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