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Incredible India! (part 1)

March 1st 2015
From Kuala Lumpur I flew Air Asia to Kochi, located the southern state of Kerala in India. “Incredible India”, as its tourism slogan says, has been very high on the list of countries I wanted to visit and I finally made it! My first impressions were: “Crazy traffic, a different world, very interesting and cheap”!!! India is known to the outside world as a dirty country with low hygiene st ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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1st March 2015

So exotic!
I love hearing that there are parts of India that aren't crowded and noisy. And such exotic things--thread out of coconut fiber, lunch on a banana leaf (I love that!), and a sign prohibiting menstruating women from entering a Hindu Temple! You are really in an exotic land! I have to say that I agree with you about traveling alone--I prefer it! I love meeting up with people, but that constant compromising takes a lot of effort. Great that you're off on the next part yourself--you never know who you'll meet!

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