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Soul Quenching Kerala

Picking up where we left off, that HORRIBLE overnight bus ride landed us in Ernakulam, Kerala. From there we were only a rickshaw ride away to our destination, Fort Cochin, an island now known as India’s homestay capital. 505 more words

Merry Christmas

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. 432 more words


More Churches than Rome

It’s at least another hour before sparrow’s fart, around here that would make it only 4am, and it’s time to brace ourselves for an early morning start in the chilly desert air. 996 more words


Beedi V2

Wikipedia: “A beedi (/ˈbiːdiː/; from Hindi: बीड़ी; also spelled bidi or biri) is a thin, Indian cigarette filled with tobacco flake and wrapped in a tendu or possibly even Piliostigma racemosum leaf tied with a string at one end. 216 more words


Fort Cochin, India

“Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. 56 more words


Kerala: Was I Dreaming?

“This is the world. Half of it is lit by the sun and the other half remains in darkness. It is the same with life. There is good and bad and it’s our duty to remain in the light, be good.” 3,228 more words