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Published: December 21st 2007
Unfortunately, we had very limited access to the internet while in India. There was, in fact, a little internet hut with two computers in my village - we made it a routine, (after awhile just for kicks) to walk down to the stall to ask to use a computer, at which point we would be told (very matter-of-factly and unapologetically) - no internet today. Mind you, we walked there EVERY day and the response and delivery never changed - a very interesting model to base your business on.
In any event, this leaves us to sum up 5 weeks worth of experiences in just a few sentences - now in hindsight. After 6 weeks in Europe of packing up our bags every three days to set off to new places and people, we found ourselves rooted to one locality, left to interact with the same choice few people and environment. Furthermore, this was a place with people, customs, and language familiar to me, but completely foreign to Pippa. (Speaking of which, Pippa was a big hit and item of great curiousity in my village. While most tourists in India are only observed at a distance, people were able to interact directly
with Pippa. Plus, unlike the usual fare of tourists passing by, Pippa truly embraced the culture by wearing Indian clothes and even learning one Malayalam word a day - which reminds me.... hey Pippa, sukhamano? 😊 )
So, what did we do these 5 weeks? Well, the day usually started with me running off to dance class first thing in the morning. After breakfast, we'd hatch a plan for the day - usually, we'd try to squeeze in a sunset at the beach. Actually, the destinations during this trip were secondary to the means of getting to them. In fact, most of our time was spend sitting in the car, listening to music, while absorbing the feast of sights out the window. The places that do stick out, though, include riding an elephant in Koni, boating down the backwaters at Kumarakom, Palaruvi waterfalls, going out on a fishing boat into the Arabian Sea, and, of course, sunsets at the beach 😊
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