Lush Landscape of Kerala & The Beautiful Art of KathiKali


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May 18th 2007
Published: August 7th 2007
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Hi All....Dont worry i wont bore you again with my long blog, will let the photos speak for themselves.

Enjoy!!!....





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Beautiful Backwater of Kerala Beautiful Backwater of Kerala
Beautiful Backwater of Kerala

I went on a village tour in Kallom was such i lovely 2 hours break away from noice and smells of the busy cities. So so peacefull and relaxing.
Dried CoconutDried Coconut
Dried Coconut

The fruit is dried and is used to make oil for both cooking and body creams, shampoo etc.
Nothing WastedNothing Wasted
Nothing Wasted

The Coconut husk is then used to make rope.
Handmade BoatsHandmade Boats
Handmade Boats

Wow it was lovely watching these men at work...so skilled. The timber is from the jack fruit tree and if you look carefully you can see it is stitched up using the rope from the coconut husk.FANTASTIC and BEAUTIFUL :)
The Famous Chinese Fishing Nets @ Fort CochinThe Famous Chinese Fishing Nets @ Fort Cochin
The Famous Chinese Fishing Nets @ Fort Cochin

I wished i had stayed longer here.
Isn't she cute?Isn't she cute?
Isn't she cute?

my little friend i made on my tour in Fort Cochin.
The Performance Art of KathiKaliThe Performance Art of KathiKali
The Performance Art of KathiKali

The make up can take up to 4 hours to do but its so beautiful.
The Finished ProductThe Finished Product
The Finished Product

AMAZING!!...A must see if you ever visit Kerala.
Thats Deepak Smiling AwayThats Deepak Smiling Away
Thats Deepak Smiling Away

Meet him in Pondicherry..This was our journey from Pallakad to his village.
30mins Packed like Sardines30mins Packed like Sardines
30mins Packed like Sardines

Somehow they was always able to squeeze more on.
Met his mummyMet his mummy
Met his mummy

It was such a beautiful Village...very clean and everyone was so friendly and close to each other.
Friends and FamilyFriends and Family
Friends and Family

It was so confusing he kept calling all his friends from the village brothers and sisters. Very sweet.


31st May 2007

wow! ermmm what big thing did you think he had....?
NAMASTE CHUNGIE-Pics are amazing and looks like you re having a fab time and met some lovely people - see us indians we re just so fab! lol im at work and looking at these pics and thinking - damn you re one lucky thing - still have to pinch myself to think you re actually off travelling the world! - have a lot of respect for you girl :) look after yourself and bring on the pics! - oh yes all indians call each other brother/sister your name would be ....."bhai" or ...."ben" meaning eg chungben -sister chung....
18th June 2007

excellent
saw your photos, during the trip in Kerala. really excellent because all the photos are from a different dimension, i mean from a village/lacal people oriented. pls keep in touch. i need to know more about your trip

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