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... br> The tranquil backwaters were everything we hoped for: passing fishing villages, and people washing clothes in the water, all to very little sound.
We moored for lunch, trying our hand at eating Indian style, before succumbing to cutlery. We tried to help Chris with naming his NGO to give sporks to the subcontinent.
The afternoon was spent dozing, reading, and having wildlife shown to us by Anul, the driver. At a particularly ...
... never ending stream of people wanting to sell you something, but that’s something I’m used to by now.
I meet other travelers in the more touristic places. Sometimes conversations only last for the usual "where are you from? “, “what’s your name", etc. But it also happens that conversations are about society, philosophy or someone’s life story. Those are the ...
... guides save loads of stress on your back, but the best advice on where to go usually comes from another traveler on an unbeaten path.
24. Many countries are just as terrified of terrorists as we are in the States. They trump us with metal detectors at the malls, subways, and movie theaters.
23. Don’t try and play a joke of sneaking up on your husband in a fake attempt to take his backpack off his back. He may ...
... to go on a punting boat rather than a boat with a motor but i was assured these are few and far between now. A houseboat is an expensive experience at £80 per night so we said we had to look at other boats before we committed. We saw the inside of another one which was no where near as nice and saw lots from the outside. But I had fallen in love with the first one we saw so we went back, booked 2 nights and paid our £20 deposit.
The following morning I was ...
... historical/scientific sort of stuff. The other explanation is far more interesting and involves one of the avatars of Vishnu, Parashurama -- "Rama with an ax". A long time ago, when the ocean washed up to the base of the mountains, Parashurama was born the fourth son of Jumadagni, a Brahmin, and his wife Renuka, from the warrior caste. Well, Renuka was incredibly beautiful, as the women always are in these stories, and was taking a bath in a pool in the woods. A prince ...