Off to Ooty
Sep 16, 2004
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Top 5 of Kerala now that we have left:
1. The floating Poovar hotel room
2. Formal drinks and dinner at the Ooty club with family
3. Chilling out at the Beatles and Fusion bars in Kovalam watching the waves and other people
4. Catching up with family and friends in Kerala
5. Ethnic diversity of Cochin - the Jewish synagogue next to the Mosque and the Dutch Palace
We set off to Ooty with Sashi mama and Sudha mai. The best feeling for Kiran was the realisation that he wasn't getting into just any other car, but a nice new Mercedes - what a prude he is! The trip to Coimbatore was in the night and Kiran quickly realised that however much he missed driving, the concept of driving any car at night on Indian roads was one bite of the cherry too much for him. Not that he would have asked Sashi mama, that car was just way to nice for me to be behind the wheel.
Got to Coimbatore and rested overnight with Mohan uncle. We were really happy to be there and relaxing in a really nice house - no guesthouse for a few days seemed quite a bonus to us already (oh my god another 11 months left!).
In the morning we set off to Ooty where my fear of driving in India was magnified by a combination that really doesn't go anywhere but in India - impatient drivers, blind bends and lots of hairpin bends.
Once we got to Ooty, we got to the Ooty club which was ace. Ronnie O'Sullivan should do a pilgrim to this place, it was where snooker was started. We met up with Geetanjali who is Sashi mama and Sudha mai's daughter. She studies at a boarding school there. We relaxed in the Ooty club on Saturday while Kiran had to try and abide by a strict dress code - jacket, tie and proper shoes. Kiran bought a shirt but apart from that looked like he had done a quick shop in Oxfam by the combination of clothes. The clothes individually were great, but they just did NOT go together.
The following day we went to see some hunting hounds - we want one of those dogs, so cute - and spent the rest of the day eating and drank lots. The trip down from Ooty to Coimbatore was similarly as crazy. We got down to Coimbatore and we went off to meet some of Kiran's family - Renjini and kids for a day. We just relaxed before catching an overnight bus to Bangalore. Kiran managed to fold his legs up into quite a few pieces for the 8 hour trip before we arrived in Bangalore.