Wall in old church – St. Mary’s

Wall in old church.

You had to be careful where you walked in this very old church that was under renovation. There were gaps in the ceiling and birds kept relieving themselves without consideration of those standing below!

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Bananas at the market

imageI didn’t even see the guy sitting among the bananas until I looked at the image later.

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Poinsettia tree at the convent

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Tea plantation

Tea plantation

The friary in Kottagiri sat amidst this beautiful tea plantation in the mountains. The temps were in the 50s. I desperately wanted to stay in this location for the rest of the trip!

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Raking leaves India style

imageEverywhere we went, there were ladies “raking” leaves with these little brooms.

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My favorite snack

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Fried banana and tea at the Tribal Hostel. Yum!

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Women harvesting tea at Kottagiri tea plantation

Women harvesting tea at Kottagiri tea plantation

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Young boy

Young boy

This boy had very clean hands after our visit, as he was quite intrigued by the hand sanitizer we all carried with us.

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Spider

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This spider greeted me Monday morning in my room at the convent in Kottagiri. Please note the door hinge for scale.

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Children at Assisi Snehalaya

imageChildren at Assisi Snehalaya watching one of my fellow travelers perform some magic tricks.

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