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 Crows Feeding the dogs and crows at the beach Fishermen beach Fishermen Fishing boats Early morning fish markets…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Where We Stayed

I have been thinking a lot about what to say in this blog because there are two sides to each location. The location themselves were nice, interesting.  The people were also nice, friendly. Cleanliness was the issue. When I lived in Qatar and worked at an international school, when someone was traveling to India they…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Kerala Express

This train is FAST!!! As an added safety measure I’m sure, the barriers to prevent motorists and cyclists from crossing is lowered about ten minutes before the train whips by! Probably a good thing – because there is no stopping this juggernaut as she flies by! Here is a video of the train going by….

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Moments

Here are moments captured during the fifth week of our six week stay here….. Happiness and smiles from young girls on a Ladybird! Lone coconut farmer! He’d just descended the coconut tree, using that metal contraption leaning against it.  He then gathered the coconuts he hacked off the tree, that were scattered around its base….

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – At The Beach With Friends!

Michael and I love the beach and swimming in the waves. Michael and I love dogs. Michael and I love crows. We’ve been staying at a homestay, in a small fishing village called Mararikkulam North,  on the southwestern coast of Kerala, India. We’re in week five of our six week stay here. During this time…

Mararrikulm North, Kerala, India – Of Scooters & Transformers

This is my husband Michael’s first contribution to my blog!!! He’s an electrician who can’t help but notice transformers in whatever country we travel! Without further ado, Michael’s first blog……..enjoy!!!  🙂  ❤ Six full weeks in India, but I wasn’t afraid. I wasn’t afraid of being bored or worried about what I might do to…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Sad Afternoon at the Beach

This was about as heartbreaking as can be. There was a dead baby dolphin washed up on the beach. We’re far from marine biologists, and unable to tell what killed this precious little sea mammal. There were scratches on her little beaked nose.  Marks on her dorsal fin and pectoral flippers. The beach is a…