Alappuzha, Kerala, India – Punnamada Lake Backwater Boat Ride

Michael and I drove into Alappuzha for lunch, and decided to take a backwater boat ride. Canals of polluted water cut through the small city and are lined with boats and their tour guides, eager to take tourists for a ride. This is the off season, so we had a plethora of offers from tour…

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…

Alappuzha, Kerala, India – “The Notary Express” ~ Our Bollywood Movie!

I call this blog our Bollywood movie because our backstreet dealings with notaries in the Municipal Rest House in the city of Alappuzha sure felt like one!  It had all the drama ingredients to make a Masala, a Bollywood movie. All that was missing was a song-and-dance number!  The mixed spice ingredients that made our movie was intrigue,…

5 Rules for Yoga Instructors

There have been five paramount rules taught to me by Dr. Rajasekharan: First, is never to compare myself and compete against another yoga instructor.  To do so goes against the essence of yoga. The purpose of yoga is to elevate spiritual consciousness by cleansing and controlling prana. This allows for a deeper connection to our…