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... is an important part of their culture, and still is part of many in our time, but I still feel like the punishment is too harsh. A set of nuts and leaves that aid digestion and sweeten breath don’t seem to equal the cruelty of cutting one’s lips off. Of course, many die or are tortured for doing small things deemed wrong by their rulers. With this in mind, I chose to place Gab’s comfort before my adventurous spirit and have us return to the ...
... to make it to the top other than the reality we were all cooked already!
That night i'd arranged to meet this amazing old woman called Vera for dinner. I briefly met and chatted with her at reception the night before. 85 from Yugoslavia, her husband and light of her life died 10 years before and she still spoke of him as the centre point of her life. they had traveled India for years between them and so i sensed she was here reliving past places and memories. ...
... treatment women before every treatment and the gentle warm approach of everyone. So far I've had three doctor's consultations and three treatments ... two head to toe oil with herbs massages and one oil treatment with oil being dripped on the forehead. I now have a kerchief on to hold the oil in the hair/head and have been told not to wash it off until tomorrow! We each have a thermos of warm water that have some tulsi added. You ...
... out to find a coffee plantation. We arrived at a government owned plantation during their lunch break which wasn't ideal. However, we persevered and were shown around kindly by two workers. We saw another malabar squirrel and coffee berries which we cracked open and ate. The young beans inside tasted of bittersweet chocolate whilst the older beans had a more pronounced coffee flavour. We tipped the guides rs50 each for missing half their lunch ...
Still feeling a little ropey, I secured a spot on the local bus from Manathavady to Calicut next to the window, and settled in for the 4 hour journey.
The route involved coming down from the high regions of Wayanad to the lower lands of coastal Kerala. This necessitated getting down a couple of mountain sides with more hairpins than your average Claire's Accessories.
I had called ahead to reserve a room in a hotel near the station, and received several calls ...