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Jan 4, 2012 - Jungle Gym

Today we were due to leave at 830 for our full day out.  But breakfast at the hotel was Fawlty Towersesque and it took nearly an hour to get toast.  So we ended up leaving at 915 - still at least we were all together and couldn't blame one person on the trip as so often happens! We then had about an hour in the bus to head to the waterfalls, and the plan was to see them, a cave, have lunch, go to a tribal village and back to the hotel.  This was the first trip of the changed itinerary so in a way we were guinea pigs, and after our...

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Apr 30, 2009 - Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

An early start on the Blue Mountain railway, built by the British during colonial rule to transport tea to the port of Kochin for shipment to the UK and beyond. The views are very nice, dotted with tea plantations, rice fields and small villages. We visit a tea plantation to learn about the history and the making of tea and we get to taste a cup of sweet chai. In the afternoon at the Mudumala Wildlife Sanctuary, we go on safari by jeep and try to show how interest when our guide point our a chicken and a cock. Eventually we see some goats!...

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Apr 28, 2009 - Nilgiri Hills

On our way out of the state of Kerala, there is a very long queue of lorries trying to enter on the opposite side of the road. They can often wait an entire day to pay Kerala's taxes on goods coming in from other states. Kerala is a communist state. The government sets the price of staple foods, although as i understand it, entrepreneurialship is encouraged and there are many small private businesses selling wares. The landscape on the way to Coonoor in the Nilgiri Hills is very green dotted with palms trees, banana plants and rice fields....

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