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“. . . 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


Water – The Elixir of Life !

Dear Reader

Just to let you know that I will be away from my desk for a few days – but look forward seeing you again next week. 23 more words


Train Whistle Blowing

Up, up and away at 6.00 am from Costa Malabari in order to catch the train from Kannur to Kochi. Rajesh shepards us onto the platform and into the carriage like an anxious mother taking her child to school for the first time. 1,548 more words



It is the biggest Festival Season in the State of Kerala right now.

With a good number of holidays over a stretch of 10 days (including the week-ends) people are engaged in the various multi-cultural and multi-religious festivals during those days with ONAM being the main festival of the year. 115 more words