Hill Country Holiday Resort Lovedale
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So the start of the 2nd week has brought around a change in the weather, in both sences of the phrase. I'm getting the hang of the bearly organised chaos and trusting that despite everything falling apart around me the buses still arrive, the trains get there and the world keeps turning. The monsoons have started to subside and I've managed to get to the west coast and into Kerala. Time to stop rushing about and finally enjoy myself in this maddening ...
... roses, in all colours and shapes, attracting us and keeping us captivated, not only by the visual display, but also by the ambience maintained in the garden. The garden has 5 curving terraces, giving us a sloping view of the entire garden from the top. We had a casual stroll across the garden, enjoying the blooming roses all around us.
After having a quick lunch in a nearby restaurant, we were off to Avalanchi Valley, about 30 kms ...
... my lazy behind and explored the mountain during my five or so weeks in Ooty. But, well, I'm kind of exploring it now on the way down - and I can say that it is lovely. One part of the mountain looked very similar to the Ella Gap where I had stayed in Sri Lanka at this time last year. By the time we got to the base of the mountain, the flora had turned rather tropical - with lots of lush, jungly-looking palm trees and such. The contrast with the flora from the ...
... yet. The landscape was beautiful, the weather was perfect (did I say that already?), and the result was a very pleasant walk. After rounding a few bends, I came upon a small building where people were lining up to buy something. A little farther down the road I encountered a man who, as often happens here, asked me where I'm from. After telling him, he said that he just needed to quickly buy something at that building I had just passed - ...
... out that she and her husband are living in Ooty after her husband's retirement from an Indian government job in Delhi. She has one daughter living in New York City and another one living in the south of France with her French husband, whom she met while studying at Cal Tech in the US.
The woman had converted to Christianity from Sikhism and was quite eager to fill my ears with tales of fortune in her life since accepting this ...