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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned

This is my entry in the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned.

This photo shows flip-flops and sandals that have been abandoned on the beach in Fort Cochin in the state of Kerala in South India. 48 more words


Celery/Leek Soup with my little twist

According to the Oxford Dictionary Diaries the phrase . . . “warm the cockles of one’s heart” means in plain English “to give one a comforting feeling of contentment… 720 more words

International Kitchen

“. . . a meal for a King – Uppuma”

Breakfast is unarguably the most important meal of the day.

I was raised in Germany on the old saying “….Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper” – something which I adhered to on and off over the years. 588 more words



After a week recovering from life in the clouds, I spent another 8 days trekking through the Markha Valley with some of my best friends from college. 698 more words

Solo Female Traveler

Fort Cochin (Kochi), India

A rickshaw ride, an overnight train to Bangalore, being stood up at the train station by someone who was going to meet us for breakfast and get us onto the bus to the airport, a 2.5 hour delay spent in the airport VIP lounge, a short flight, and another long bus ride equaled 24 hours of travel over Christmas. 865 more words


The Magic of Varkala, Kerala

Varkala is a magic spot. The small holiday beach town is perched vicariously on the edge of an eroding cliff, overlooking the Arabian sea. You can get to Varkala by car from Fort Cochin, a long and very slow trip which winds through an ocean of traffic, pedestrians and cows, or you could fly into Thiruvananthapuram, then take a car north. 278 more words