Aashirvad's Pleasant Stays
Travel Blogs from Kalpetta
We've been a little short on Gopalism's so here is the first of the day. Congress declared tea the national drink of India starting next year, although the coffee lobby is trying hard to get coffee declared the national drink. Lotus is the national flower. Tiger is the national animal. Peacock is the national bird. Mahatma Ghandi is the father of India. Overpopulation is the national problem. Food. Gopal has requested mildly spiced dishes for our meals but ...
... selves! My masseuse is a lovely lady called Sabinda, she tells me with sign language to get naked and shows no shock at my one – boobedness bless her! Or even the size of the bottom she is going to have to massage! She sits me on a stool to start with and I wonder how many naked ladies have sat on it and of course whether it has ever been sanitised! She pours hot mixed oils with cinnamon and spice into her hands which are formed into a cup and offers them up for ...
... jibba jabba check out time, jibba jabba cleaning, jibba jabba bathroom' Quietly packing and almost ready to go, but with gob-almighty continuing to shout, I made the fatal mistake of giving her the international sign for calm down, followed quickly by 'Shut up'. Like a red rag to a bull she found a second wind and threatened to get violent...bags on our backs we scarpered for the bus stop and the first bus out....
... we could all make those owl noises blowing into our hands and not only that we could make tunes as well, and so we did some rounds, which was such a laugh. We then returned home for Johns special veggie bake, all is food being cooked with that magical ingredent which is love, and some more fun, dancing to the music of YMCA. I fell asleep on the verandah, lying on the sofa, until Rosina came to take me to bed.
So the time was 5.30 am and we we're up
and ready to leave. Today we we were heading towards Mudumalai which
is a wildlife sanctuary in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The good
thing here was that we took the local bus the whole way to save
money, might have been worth it just a bit tight on space. The ride
itself was split up in 2 parts where the first ride was up to Ooty,
which is ...
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed