I'm realising there are lots of posts I should have put up in the first few weeks I was here but didn't, so in my final week I'll try and catch up. The first is about the actual town I'm living in, the wonderful Nilambur. Famous for India's (and probably the worlds) only teak museum, waterfalls, rubber plantations and the brand new Rajarani Express.
Before we came out here we were told that Nilambur was a very small, quiet and rural place with nothing there, so I had very low expectations. However nothing could be further from the truth as it's a bustling town about the size of Worcester. On a general day we will head to the supermarket and maybe a quick look at the saris in Designs, then head to the tailors or whatever other errands we have and finally have an ice cream and coffee at Coppelias.
After the scorching sun has gone down the place really livens. All the gold shop windows light up to show off their wears, the men meet up with friends at the tiffin shops (not the women tho!) and we head out for dosa or chicken broast at one of the restaurants.
Not a bad place to spend four months at all