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Kolukkumalai - Munnar, India 

The small village of Kolukkumalai is famous for being home to one of the highest tea plantations in the world. The tea grown here has a special flavour and particular freshness, that is due to the high altitude it is grown in (8,000 feet above sea level). The factory at the centre of the plantation is a small building, that has remained unchanged since it was built by the british in the 1930′s. The plantation continues to use traditional a method of manufacturing tea, that ivolves withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fiber extraction, and grading the tea leaves. 

In addition to the tea plantations, Kolukkumalai is a great place to hike and enjoy the amazing views on offer, particularly at sunrise and sunset. 

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.