Waiting for the sun to set in the hills of Munnar

11th April 2014

It had been an insanely long drive to Munnar. When we finally arrived at our hotel, KTDC Tea County, I felt completely dead. My head was pounding, my energy level had reached zero and I could barely lift my fork to eat. Even the waiter noticed my battle at the lunch table, when I didn’t reached for my glass of coke but merely leaned forward and bowed my head to drink from it. He came over with a straw.

At this point I was ready to go to bed. I was done. Finito. The thought of just staying in my sweet hotel room, sitting on the small veranda and enjoying the sun with a cold drink in my hand seemed so appealing. On the other hand, I didn’t want to miss out on the action. After all, I was here to experience things! So I made a U-turn and went with some of the others to watch the sunset in the hills of Munnar. We squeezed into two jeeps and drove down the dusty and bumpy roads to find the perfect spot in the tea estates.

Looking back, I’m glad I changed my mind. Watching the sun descend behind the hills was probably more relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable than just hanging around my hotel room all by myself. Okay okay, I’ll admit – I became a little impatient while waiting. We stayed there for like an hour or an hour and a half. However, it was bomb to be surrounded by other photo nut heads, who waited just as (im)patiently as I to capture the right moment.

I never do this at home in Denmark. Never.
If someone wanna go sunset hunting with me someday, let me know – I would love that.

In the evening, jeep ride to the tea estates to watch the sunset in the hills of Munnar


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