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 – Meeting Up With a Water Buffalo!

While Michael was running an errand, I decided I would walk the short distance to the beach from our villa at Arakal Heritage Homestay. As I started crossing the log bridge, something caught my eye and I turned to see a water buffalo laying in the stagnant water! Thrilled with this discovery, I immediately started…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Popeye! Our New Four-Legged Friend!

It had been our experience while living in Qatar, that many of the Indian and Nepalese workers were terrified of dogs. Here, while in India we see wild dogs (wild is used loosely) wandering around.  Our homestay family at Arakal Heritage does not like dogs – their belief is dogs carry rabies and disease and…