Traveling Terry's Guestbook

5th January 2020

My tie? You like my tie?
I have understood that giving a compliment about an item a person possesses can make that person feel obligated to offer it as a gift. Wonder if that young student thought he needed to give his tie to the photographer! How to explain that one to Amma and Appa after school! Great outing. These are the types of adventures I love in India. Even though I wrote a thesis on "literature," I made sure it would include field work that could lead me on adventures. It surely did! You never know what will happen, and it generally comes out better than expected if you know the ropes.
22nd December 2019
No headache

I love this photo!
Your opening line... "I needed an adventure"... is fabulous! Hope the kid with the tie wasn't too traumatised! :)
21st December 2019

Great adventure...thanks Happy Solstice!!
22nd December 2019

Thanks Jim. Doesn’t feel like solstice here—winter is missing! Happy S to you!
21st December 2019

I enjoyed your adventure very much, except as always, would like pictures of you and your companions. The smiling woman is so beautiful. Stay happy and safe, and enjoy whatever holidays you might find there.
21st December 2019

Thanks Alan. I forgot completely about getting a photo of myself on this adventure. I should have tried weaving a roof shingle and gotten a shot of that!
1st December 2019
Terry all pinned up in a sari

You look lovely in that sari Terry! I'm so happy to hear it held together for that long :)
1st December 2019
Terry all pinned up in a sari

Thanks so much. It was almost like a second skin—bound to me until it was time to shed it.
29th November 2019

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17th November 2019

More wow!
Ceremonies, dancing, food, colors....more wonderful adventures in your journey. I love reading about them and seeing the photos. Travel on, Traveling Terry!
17th November 2019

I just love the invitations you get Terry! They lead you on the best adventures :)
18th November 2019

I seem to stumble into a lot of them, too!
29th October 2019

As plans go...
I'm very curious about the warning from the priest. I adore monkeys, but the macaques in India were particularly I can totally understand your hesitation. I fell in love with the green mango with salt and chilli snack in Thailand - but I have to wash off about 50% of the salt first :)
3rd November 2019

Priestly warning
I was curious about the warning also! I don’t think it was about monkeys. As for the mango, the salt completely overpowered any flavor from the mango, which was about as hard as a rock!
25th October 2019

Juvenile delinquents
Monkeys may be cute, but they are really just furry juvenile delinquents. And I think monkeys around temples are bolder, probably because they figure not one will hurt them.
25th October 2019

JD Monkeys
Yes they are deities here. People feed them also. The population at this temple seemed to be way out of control.
15th October 2019

Thanks Terry for sharing. I love reading about your travels.
13th October 2019

I laughed out loud at this! I'm half Tamil but I don't speak the language... however I do know some swear words, and I think Anand might have thought Okra sounded a lot like 'Otha'! I'm so glad he felt comfortable enough to tell you :)
13th October 2019

Essential knowledge
Ren I’m so glad you know the proper form of the swear word so I can get it perfect next time!
9th October 2019

Trusting the Process
...of travel into who-knows-what. Another great adventure, Terry. I felt like I was in the bus with you. So much great description. I really enjoyed the "man noises" coming from the crowd of card players. Travel on! And thanks for recording it for us.
10th October 2019

Man noises
I almost wanted to join the card players and make a few noises too. Thanks for riding along, Vicki!

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