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After 6 hours at the pool we went back to our room to shower and change. We passed a taxi stand on the way back and not surprisingly, the drivers were very solicitous. I pulled out my best NY and assured them that we were OK and not in need of a taxi. Maya looked at me, rolled her eyes and said, "salespeople!".
Dan came home around 6pm, I fell asleep and Maya and Dad went to dinner.
Really great day.
... in society. He died recently.. I am left amazed.
As far as I am concerned,I will be leavind Trivandrum tomorrow morning by train to visit another sister Church, the Syro Malabar Church. I still need some adjustment to India but this time, it is made with confidence and serenity, surrouded by friends.
I wish to welcome. To this blog: Azeed Ramp of the Maldives, Mar Ignathios, Fr. Matthew and Fr. Anoop, all from Trivandrum. Thanks all for your great hospitality.
... We certainly found both! Firstly, the samosas were very easy to find, and interestingly, kind of tasted like KFC chicken, weird? Seems the Colonel is everywhere. After a short walk around town, we went to the coffee house. Initially we werent even going to drink coffee, but finally decided, 'when in Rome'. The coffee was simply amazing! So strong and sweet, one was hardly enough. I had 2 of the finest, Grace going one more, and having 3 in about 15 minutes. ...
... guest house. Finding a guest house for a good price takes a little bit of work and practice. Thankfully I have Kelsey who has been mastering this skill for 4 months now. We hike up away from the water- where the prices are lowers and are greeted by many eager people who want to show us their guesthouse for a "good price". This is another situation where we must haggle the price. The price given to tourists is ...
... as soon as tithe saw me the prices would go up, so I just kicked my heels and waited
I went off to buy some red bananas, I got a price of 100 rupees for a kilo, next minute Satheesh tapped me and said 'too expensive’ the gobbed off at the seller, he called him a thief and a robber, so he threw my bananas at him and we walked off, I asked him ‘WHY’
He said ‘he cheating you, should only be 50’