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.
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
Back at our hotel
That night, we watched Sri Lanka defeat India in the cricket final tournament.
Late next morning, we walked into our little hilltop village. Dogs and goats eating garbage
Having tea with the locals
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.
Market in Munnar
Indian style eye chart at the optometrists in town
Nothing unusual about seeing a cow in India
In this little city there was a mosque, a Hindu temple…
…and a Christian church
Being a lazy cloudy/rainy day, we spent most of the time here…
…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…
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
Bye bye Munnar