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A few days after we arrived, we decided we wanted to go for a walk. So, in place of driving, we asked our driver to accompany us to a nearby seaside destination. However, due to my poor understanding of both the language and metric system, we had little idea of where we were actually going to and how long it would take to get there. Still, despite several offers to be driven, we INSISTED on walking, as we did not want to feed into the image of spoiled foreigners unable to brave the heat. So, off we went... for what seemed like an eternity in the blistering sun - only to return as the laughing stock of town... to this day we don't know how far we walked, as the number of kilometers changes each time this story was retold. Still, it was worth the memorable sights along the way.... as well as the lime juice and banana offered in sympathy upon our return by the driver's father :)
Kerala, God's Own Country

December 16th 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 r ... read more
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