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... fascinating to talk to and had such an amazing zest for life. She recommended i visit Ramwashran on the southern coast which of course i later did. I think i uploaded a photo of her already but it's in the iphone photo's upload blog.
Next morning i left early for a place called Ooty, highest place in Tamil Nadu state and a beautiful hill station some 2000+ metres above sea level....
ps.. sorry for lack of photo's - just the one from my bus ride to Ooty!
... sure I didn't miss my stop! What a relief it was to have a young man approach me and ask if I was going to the Ayurveda Yoga Villa. Three hours later after wending his way through chaotic traffic and negotiating the switchbacks and 9 hairpin turns of the 11 km climb into the mountains, we arrived. When a warm welcome, perfumed air, sound of the river and a lovely meal greeted me I knew I had come to the right place. Namaste from ...
... complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant was a typical South Indian cuisine: dosas, idiyupam (flattened rice flour pressed into noodles), appam (type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk) and vada served with sambar and vegetable curry along with wet coconut & chilli chutney. Overall quite tasty but very carb heavy with the only protein coming from chickpeas in the curry and lentils in the dosa. After breakfast ...
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On Christmas Eve I woke up, the sunrise looked cracking, and so I headed down to the paddy fields with Sajeev to take some pics. He was keen for me to have a go on his bike - see outtakes.
When I get back, I washed (the bucket technique is becoming quite manageable) and had a breakfast of noodles and a banana.
Sirasan, Madhu and I then headed down to the edge ...
... sick with a chest infection, but, on the recommendation of a nurse, I bought some antibiotics at a druggist and the pills have been clearing it up.
We arrived in Kalpetta on New Year's Eve and although we were invited to attend a local celebration, neither Genesta or I felt up to it. Truth be told, we didn't even make it to the count down and were asleep by 10pm.
Kalpetta is settled in a lush mountain range, where tea, coffee, beetle ...