Trip Start Feb 04, 2008
14Trip End Mar 31, 2008
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Some typical breakfast dishes are Appam (which I've had, like rice-based pancakes - you have with a curry) and Iddiya Appam (like rice-based noodles - haven't had it yet but looks good). Also on the to-try list is Puttu. That was recommended by the owner of the homestay I"m at - no idea what it's like, but worth a try.
For supper I had Parottas with what was the Keralan version of traditional Newfoundland Split Pea Soup. The smell of the peas as it was served was unmistakeable. I pity the poor wretches who sit next to me on the bus to Coimbatore tomorrow.
Today was a big hiking day, despite a cold (Indian colds are apparently exactly the same as their Western counterparts!). I got hopelessly lost in the ridiculously beautiful tea-growing estates around Munnar, where I am. You know, fields of tea plants smell strangely like... tea! It was like walking around the edge of a cuppa.
Actually, at one point, when lost and feeling the heat, I was convinced that I wouldn't make it out and they would find me dried up in the middle of a tea field. They'd have to boil some water and drop me in for a couple of minutes to bring me back.
Anyways, I'm trying to sort out pics for this one - then you'll see why I called it the Jealous-Maker. Tea-fields are very, very photogenic! Any of you who've used Travelpod - I'm curious to know which browser you use! Mine doesn't seem to work using the manual upload, plus the other one takes forever to download Java, etc...