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On our days off from going to the school and helping out with after-school studies, we can go off exploring on our own. Thursday was our first full day off so we thought we'd bare the dusty bus rides and distance to Kovalam, a popular tourist destination for vacationers. We set off early for our relaxing prize that lay almost 2 hours in front of us. It required 3 different buses and constant attention to ensure we didn't miss any of our transfers. We ...
I jumped the local bus this morning, I was off to Kovolam
Little did I know it was 60 Km away, and it was going to take forever, so I got to Varkala and jumped a taxi, it would take me an hour
I only really wanted to see what the beach was like and what it had to offer
It's listed as 'Gods own Country’ so I thought as it had a great title like that it had to be worth a visit at least
On the way, I saw the ...
... handicrafts, currently they work mostly on painting leaves for use on gift and Christmas cards. The women seem to enjoy the work which they learn from a paid painting teacher at the center. For many of these women this is their only income and a welcome addition to their families means of subsistence.
There are a number of extra-curricular "after-school" programs that BGM also sponsors in the area around Neyyar Dam. BGM provides paid teachers and ...
... enjoy the Ayurvedic massage and came back oily and sleepy. I was quite curious to see what a treatment involved and Vinh was persuaded too. One afternoon we took a taxi up to the small hilltop village where Manesh lived (Mum and Dads Ayurvedic practitioner) to get a treatment.
If you really hate getting oily and naked then an Ayurvedic massage is not for you. However both Vinh and I really enjoyed it. Rather than kneading individual muscles the practitioner rubs you ...
India- It is Thursday, August 23rd. Yesterday I spent the most glorious afternoon on the beach, swimming in the Arabian Sea! What is it about saying "I swam in the Arabian Sea" that's just so darn romantic? Like everything else here in India, everything. The waves rolled in from all different directions at once, tumbling over one another, and sparkling in the sun in a million different ways at once. The water was soft on my skin, and warm. Everything about it was gentle. ...