Local transport to Periyar National Park
Trip Start Nov 18, 2007
23Trip End Jan 31, 2008
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We're a bit touisty here and it's a nice wooden lodge type hotel (with monkeys) finally get around to a laundry run.
Visited Abrahams Spice Farm, apparaently soon to be featured on the BBC in 'Around the World in 80 Gardens' - Liz had an unfortunate taste of raw pepper from the tree. Abraham then fed us - a with the fingers curry from the banana leaf 'plate' job followed by lets crush rice banana and yoghurt and eat it with our fingers - Liz was not impressed - had to find some beers later
Next morning its the early start for the 3hour walk into the park - little life but it's a very nice walk and a lovely lake. The start of this walk involved crossing the lake by bamboo raft pulling on a rope.
The park was also full of Indian tourists who found us fascinating as usual - it's an odd park as there is only really a boat trip or organised walks you can do so there was quite a lot of those Indian tourists milling around. we queued 1.5 hours to buy a ticket for the 4 0'clock boat - the guy sold so slowly that at 4pm he just stopped - boat go now, sorry.... still we had a jolly chat with tourists from Bangalore and Chennai.
Sign of the day 'No urineating on this wall'
We got to another orphanage in the early evening - another big bag of rice and other stuff and some very grateful kids.
Finally tonite we cracked; we found an Italian 'cafe' and had pizzas pasta and cake.. even better we went back for breakfast