Our six weeks along the southwestern coastline of Kerala was memorable for sure.
I thought the best way to summarize our time was to list key words and thoughts:
Popeye, Olive, Yoda & Feisty
Zena and Nipples
Feeding the dogs and crows at the beach
Early morning fish markets
Our own beach
Fear of sharks
Dolphin swimming off beach
Scooter ride adventures
Our Bollywood Experience/Movie, “The Notary Express”
Didn’t see anything yoga
Didn’t feel any yoga vibes
Ashrams are ginormous hostels
Only yoga I experienced was by taking a pre-arranged, private yoga teacher training course with a 70 plus year old yoga professor
SPICY Indian food
Even when you ask, “Is it sweet or is it spicy?” and the answer is “sweet”, the food is still spicy!
Western food NOT an option
Processed cheese omelets
Paneer Butter Masala
Vegetable fried rice
PDDP Peoples Restaurant
Merlin & Idish
Mom’s Magic Restaurant
Lays Potatoes Chips – Sour Cream & Onion & Plain
Piles of garbage along the roads
“For Real” Birds
Exposed electrical connections
When Michael and I left India, during a stopover in Qatar on our way to Jordan, I spoke to a Scottish man at the Hamad Airport about India.
He once lived in India, and his words spoke very true, “India is a different experience – it all depends on if you liked the experience or not.”
I enjoyed the experiences of the Indian people, scooter ride adventures, the dogs, the animals, the trees and beaches.
I did not enjoy the experiences of not getting a break from unclean.
Therefore, I mostly enjoyed our India experience except for the constant cloud of unclean, that was a challenge for this clean freak!
Here are photos of our last random photos:
Michael’s beach feet!
Studying the clouds!
Scooters are family cars!
Michael and I’s scooter rides were always a highlight!
Is this legal?
Saying goodbye to our homestay hostess, Mini.