Hill Country Holiday Resort Lovedale
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... and we later saw some of this style of embroidery in a stall to buy.
Rajiv was also very knowledgable about the flora and fauna and showed us Euclyptus trees, trees used for medicine in India, planta/trees exported to england including Rodehdendrums, places where there is a seperate microclimate and different animal poo-even leopard poo which was distinctly furry due too its diet ! On the way down Rajiv found me a sturdy stick to help as I kept slipping. ...
... you know how to do it! I had tried several times to make it at home in Bangkok. Now I know what my mistake was: I used FAR too much daal in relation to the other ingredients. Now that I know how to make it, I hope to make it a part of my diet when I get back home.
I have a funny story that I had been meaning to relate but kept forgetting about: A German guest who stayed at this guest house a few weeks back told a story of an Indian student who ...
... It’s a great feeling to be back in touch with the world. I checked my emails – finding 30 messages waiting from me – of which 28 were just forwarded junk. It turns out that I was less missed than I had expected.
All in all it was a great day – finding that supermarket and getting my internet connection.
Saturday, 19 March, 2011
I didn’t sleep well last night due to my nose being totally stopped up. I woke ...
... of the garden we could hear an elephant calling. The watchmen, Joseph and Guru, were out with their torches in the vicinity of the noise, part of their job being to keep the wild animals off the land. We went forth in the darkness to have a look, though by this time the elephant calls were receding into the distance. How exciting it was though, with some deer we spotted running about and a pair of eyes, that Rosina made out with her torch, flashing in the bushes.
... with Indian tourists, some of them very rowdy and noisy. The great influx of the weekend was also responsible for an overdose of traffic fumes, really detracting from what must once have been a very quaint British Raj idyll. Those days are long gone. But I am very much encouraged to see the vigour for environmentalism from the local people, signs advertising everywhere that this is a plastic free zone, quite a wonder in a place like India that is overflowing ...
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