Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Six Week Vacation Summary

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

Fishermen beach


Fishing boats

Early morning fish markets

Our own beach

Big waves

Fear of sharks

Dolphin swimming off beach

Scooter ride adventures

Train-crossing stops

Our Bollywood Experience/Movie, “The Notary Express”

Nice smiles

Friendly people

Happy children

Hindu Temples

Catholic Churches

Nothing yoga

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

Dr. Raj.

Election Day


Dirty kitchens

Dirty dishes

Dirty bathrooms

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

Instant coffee

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

Red-backed sea-eagles

Log bridge


Coconut trees

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!


Interesting tree!


Studying the clouds!


Scooters are family cars!


Michael and I’s scooter rides were always a highlight!


This guy!!!!!




Is this legal?





Where’s Michael?


Saying goodbye to our homestay hostess, Mini.


S, 🙂

4 Comments Add yours

  1. mama says:

    O.K. who is the owner go the white toe nails on the beach 🙄???
    Found Michael in the line up… guy 😳with the shorts!!! ♥️♥️♥️

    1. Those are Michael’s toes!!! 🙂

  2. tishmillette6067 says:

    Excellent summary of a crazy adventure.💕♥️💕
    Instant coffee?😳🤢😳

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    1. Instant coffee here in Wadi Rum too!!! 🙂

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