Before You Read: This post was due to be posted arounnd the Second Of January (Hence the Christmas and New Year references) and was delayed because of the craziness that are the exams. So, here it is, better late than never right??
Hi hi!! I’m baaa…ck! Happy New Year to everyone. Thus ends a truly crappy year, though it will only properly end when March 24th comes around, which,by the way, is when my boards get done.
So, anyway I figure I had a better Christmas than the rest of the whiners and should really spread the joy!
We went to Kodaikanal which is a hill station down in the southern part of India where we live. The easiest way to get there is probably to take a train to Kodai road and then either take a bus up the hill or just drive up there. Its a beautiful place and I’ve been going up there on weekends for as long as I can remember. A large portion of my happiest childhood memories are from when we visited and believe me we did that a lot! Those were the days,back when, I didn’t have to think of the weekends as ‘extra study time’. We would go there with my cousins and us kids would run around in the gardens (gorgeous!), play with frisbees and beach balls (which bought every time we went there and then promptly lost), wear straw hats and get ourselves on sugar highs with all the cotton candy! There’s also a lake where you can either rent a boat and go around yourself or get a boatman guy who will row for you,which is OK , but the highlight of my brother’s trip would be the horse ride he would take around the lake. I, of course being the wimpy kid I was, did it all of once and was worried that the horse would bump me off the entire time. A similar thing happened when I had the bright idea that taking a camel ride would be fun (In Dubai). All I did was attract weird looks with all the screaming I did and then proceeded to smell like Camel for the rest of the evening.
So, in conclusion, its a nice place to visit with little kids and lots of fun but its still in India mind you so don’t be surprised if you see the odd cow walking about on the road! Hopefully, no one thinks that Chennai is the same, because we don’t really have cows on the road here, but a goat did get into our school once. Our PE teacher had to chase it around the ground. It was hilarious!
Here are some pictures I took from when we were there, it gets really gorgeous in the evenings, when its freezing cold.
Also, here’s a shout out to my brother’s blog over at I’m Talking , Hi Chinu! Go Check it out. He’s just as insane as we are.
So, L8r people and May The Force Be With you!