A lost cell phone and the Munnar journey
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We were awake by 5 AM so that we can get ready and catch the morning bus service to Munnar. We had a place to crash in
I wanted to call Sam to say that we boarded the bus. Sam also had given us a contact number in Munnar that we can use for finding a place to stay once we reach there. He had a friend who knew some lodge owners in Munnar. It is all human network.. Better than Verizon :) But my phone was missing. I remember keeping it safely in my cargo pants pocket while packing my bag and since then I had not used it.
The bus journey to Munnar is enjoyable. After crossing the city suburbs there are plenty of greenery on both sides of the road and the road passes through many small towns. We had a 20 minute break for breakfast and refreshments at one of those stop over towns. Prashant and I got served to the local flavor of Idlee and Dosa with a warm cup of coffee. You can also buy news papers in English and Malayalam from all these places. We resumed the journey and I felt a little sleepy after having a yummy breakfast. As we were getting closer to Munnar the road becomes steeper and curvier. There are a lot scenic spots on this route - river steams, mini water falls, fabulous views of the cliffs, valleys with tea plantations etc. You can also watch the local people, their houses and living.