Ooty Travel Blog› entry 21 of 37 › view all entries
The next morning we are all a bit hung over when we arrive for breakfast. Thereâ€™s no reason to complain though, it was completely worth it. A bit later a guide turns up at the hotel, heâ€™s going to lead us on a walk through the vicinity of Ooty.
The air is fresh and vests are essential, itâ€™s a nice difference from all the heat weâ€™ve had during the first part of our journey. When we start walking itâ€™s almost as if weâ€™re in
We pass several fields with tea bushes and all the women who pick tea leaves come towards us to pose for pictures. I turns out not everything here is different to the rest of
The houses and the clothing would indicate that the people living here are poor, but nobody looks unhappy. Not a single person looks at us with envy or jealousy. They all smile at us, come to say hello and watch the pictures weâ€™ve taken on the screens of our cameraâ€™s.
Situations like these always surprise me. I donâ€™t know how I would react if someone who was obviously a lot wealthier and luckier in life when it comes to education and chances to make money than myself would come walking through my town. What would I do when a person like this would take pictures of me and look at my house with some sense of pity.
Itâ€™s as if these people are a lot smarter than us, itâ€™s as if they understand that wealth is mainly a curse that transforms you in a person thatâ€™s always discontented with what you have. Look as us here at Travbuddy, arenâ€™t we all just wishing to travel more, finding ways to get more money so we can stop working and do nothing else than roam the world? Maybe we should stop and think for a moment and be grateful for the trips we already made, be thankful for the fact that we are able to leave our own country and get to know other culturesâ€¦