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... had in India yet:)
Chocolate:) All over Ooty were shops selling home made chocolate. I'd never seen this before in India so thought maybe there was a coco plantation nearby, turns out there isn't but it was something the british introduced a long time ago but that it has only recently dropped in price to make it affordable and popular with the indian locals/tourists. I think it must also be becauseit is cold enough here to stop it melting! We obviously ...
... in the BBC series about the history of India. While I wish I had brought more of my documentaries with me, perhaps having finished the ones I had with me will allow me to pick up the pace on my reading.
I have been away from home for a month - and I STILL haven't had a comment from my friend Lek in Bangkok. Lek - are you still alive? What's up? A trip is not a trip without a comment from you!
Sunday, 10 April, 2011
I met a ...
... when talking to me, but they did manage to give me enough information to enable me to find the shop: “it’s on the road to the Botanical Garden – on the left hand side.”
After asking for directions to the Botanical Garden, I eventually found the shop – and it was wonderful! They had pretty much everything that a foreigner could want (well, except for good bread): milk, cereal, peanut butter, canned meats such as tuna, granola ...
Our house servant, Shankar, was back today, washing Georgies trousers cleaner than I ever can, and preparing our days meals. He said he needed more money so I handed him 500 rupees.
Though we were meant to be leaving today we decided to stay one more day, and the next day we would leave for Kotagiri.
On this, our last day, we went to seek out the old British Raj church of St Stephens, the spiritual heart of Ooty's Christian ...
... therapy; individuals simply need love. The society is the patient and needs hospitilisation.'
Shankar turned up just before midday to make us cups of tea and see what we wanted for lunch. I have not been a tea drinker for a long time now, too scared off the caffeine headaches, but as he had made me one I risked it, dunking my biccies in it, and what a joy it was.
How can one not try tea in a hill station surrounded by tea gardens?
I gave Shankar some ...