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24th January 2013
The good guy

wow if thats the 'good' guy... :)
I'd hate to see the 'baddy' lol
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
24th January 2013
The good guy

Ha ha
He wasn't real pretty either
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
23rd January 2013

Pleasant surprises!
Such brave souls to revisit a place that had tossed you around, and how fab to find it transformed into a slice of heaven--it sounds perfect, especially that houseboat! I've lots of friends who've gone to meditation retreats in and around Kerala, so I think gurus agree with you on the mellowness factor. Look forward to wild stories of the north--good luck!
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
23rd January 2013

Nice!
.....makes me want to go! yep, officially on my list.... Looking forward to seeing you guys! X
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
23rd January 2013

First off, beautiful photo's once again!
Second, well, the south of India is indeed a bit more relaxed than other parts. Not just Kerala by the way, Tamil Nadu also is mostly hassle free, at least I found so. But to be honest, I didn't have much trouble anywhere in India, neither north nor south, though I saw a lot of other travellers getting a hard time up north, hence I could surmise that it probably was worse in the north than the south. I will however dispense with a little advice (keeping in mind I was there 5 odd years ago and things might have changed) about one other part of India which you might find on par with Kerala concerning freedom of hassles: Gujarat, it sees few tourists has some marvelous sights and the people on the whole leave you alone, on top of that it has some of the best food in the country, and possibly some of the most beautiful temple architecture. As an example of the people, I actually got paid by devotees in Gujarat for climbing a holy mountain! They said it was because they felt honoured I had done so... Now, how is that for India! On dealing with touts, you can use them to your advantage instead of getting annoyed by them. To get a good hotel for instance, just make it clear what you want, what you are willing to pay for the room and how far you are willing to walk to get there, and tell him that if either the hotel guy asks for more or he the walk to the hotel is longer than he told you it would be, or the hotel he brings you to is a shit hole, so basically if he is going to bullshit you, you will walk and it is his loss, because he will lose his commission. Believe me it often works, you get what you want, he gets his commission, the hotel proprietor has guests, everybody happy. If you already know all this, just skip to this part, where I say, happy travels in 'Incredible India' ;)
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
23rd January 2013

Great advice
I'll take all that on board. As for Gujarat, it is on my list but we won't make it this time. Thanks for reading.
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
22nd January 2013

Cannot agree more!
Thanks for this entry Penny, going through it reminded me how Kerala made me somehow change my mind about India... No hassle, genuinely nice people, stunning sceneries & a slow pace that make you want to stay longer. If you have the time, do check out the tea plantation area around Munar, yet another fantastic place:-) enjoy your trip !
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
22nd January 2013

Fun blog!
It's wonderful to have a different perspective! Thank you!! (Also, I love your captions on your pictures :D )
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
17th January 2013
Lone Sri Lankan Hikkaduwa

Standing ovation...
I'm on my feet. This photo looks so magical!
17th January 2013
Lone Sri Lankan Hikkaduwa

Thanks again
Some of you guys are great for the ego. Really appreciate it. I'm just taken that people actually read this stuff.
17th January 2013

This is beautiful.
You wax poetic on this one. perhaps tea has that effect on you. Lovely time. Wonderful writing. Beautiful photos, even with your phone cam!
From Blog: High Tea
15th January 2013
Lone Sri Lankan Hikkaduwa

SPECTACULAR!
14th January 2013
Waiting for the storm

Gorgeous shot!
Love this shot guys, your photos from the trip have been incredible. All the best in India!
14th January 2013

Lovely photographs
Especially those sunset ones - gorgeous!
15th January 2013

A sunset is a sunset is a sunset?
Some people think sunsets are passé. I reckon you shouldn't look a photographic gift horse in the mouth
13th January 2013
High tea Nuwara Eliya

Fabulous photo
I never seem to get that great depth of field with mine.
From Blog: High Tea
13th January 2013
High tea Nuwara Eliya

Me neither
That was taken with Penny' phone. I'm wasting my time using expensive slr Nikon gear.
From Blog: High Tea
13th January 2013
High tea Nuwara Eliya

Fabulous photo
Hardly ever get that great depth of field with mine!
From Blog: High Tea
8th January 2013

Better luck next time!
Hey, Hope you are luckier next time. Nice blogpost though everything didnt go your way this time... Check out our guide to Beirut - Perhaps you will find it usefull for next time :) http://2famous.tv/2012/12/24/the-backpackers-guide-to-beirut/
7th January 2013

Two lumps please
I know India well, but have never ventured over to Sri Lanka - your blog and great photos suggest a visit is long overdue.
From Blog: High Tea
8th January 2013

India is next for us
Sri Lanka, yes is wonderful. The prices after India may be a a shock. We are off to India next, and after the visa process we may need some luck
From Blog: High Tea
7th January 2013

Beautifully written!
Really enjoyed the description of the train ride. I agree. I wouldn't want to travel any other way.
From Blog: High Tea
5th January 2013

Nice job
Hawaii looks like an unforgettable trip!

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