Chai and Chilling Out in Munnar

Chai and Chilling Out in Munnar

After our day-long hike through the tea plantations, we took the next day to relax over tea and take in the town.

An election was taking place,  so political party signs and posters of people running for office were everywhere.

An election was taking place, so political party signs and posters of people running for office were everywhere.

Nature taking over

Nature taking over

Our hotel was way up in the hills. It boasted lovely views, though the tuk tuk rides there were a bit dodgy. All part of the fun…

Up at a view point

Up at a view point

Back at our hotel

Back at our hotel

That night, we watched Sri Lanka defeat India in the cricket final tournament.

In the late morning we walked into our local hilltop village. Dogs and goats eating garbage

Late next morning, we walked into our little hilltop village. Dogs and goats eating garbage

We stopped for tea at the local tea shop

Having tea with the locals

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We took a tuk tuk into town. For the first part of our ride, there were 14 people in it. I don’t even know how the driver drove.

Munnar local market

Market in Munnar

Indian style eye chart at the optometrists in town

Indian style eye chart at the optometrists in town

Nothing unusual about seeing a cow in India

Nothing unusual about seeing a cow in India

In this little city there was a mosque, a Hindu temple...

In this little city there was a mosque, a Hindu temple…

...and a Christian church

…and a Christian church

Being a lazy cloudy/rainy day, we spent most of the time here...

Being a lazy cloudy/rainy day, we spent most of the time here…

...drinking tea

…drinking masala chai. This was the best I had in India.

On the streets men were preparing the night food stalls. Lex and I watched them making parothas for a while. Parothas are a buttery India bread. It’s kind of like a flat croissant with plenty of ghee.

 

I think these were noodles, but I’m not entirely sure…

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We met our helpful tour guide, Jegen, who had traveled 6 hours to and 6 hours back from work that day. We invited him to dinner and asked him to pick his favorite night food stall.

We met our helpful tour guide, Jegen, who had traveled 6 hours to and 6 hours back from work that day. We invited him to dinner and asked him to pick his favorite night food stall. Masala Dosa

It was delicious

It was delicious

Bye bye Munnar

Bye bye Munnar

 

 

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