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... were so big so it seemed i couldn't do much at all so i spent the first evening researching what to do and going to a few travel agents to find groups to join but with no look at all.
Next morning i was in reception for the 1kb wifi stream near the box, looking at an onward journey and thinking i'd leave later that day if nothing turned up when just before midday a group of guys approached me and said the owner said i was looking to join a trek and they ...
... am and founf the Kochuveli train station almost deserted. Three hours later, though, it was a bustling place. I had the compartment to myself for the first part of the journey on the rather grubby train. Then a pair of grandparents with their four year old granddaughter got on accompanied by an enormous pile of luggage! It turns out they would be on the train for over two days. I left them at Calicut with the concerned ...
... boar. The jeep went along a dusty bumpy track and down to a water area. We had thought, since the park was open 7–10am, it would be a good two hour jeep ride, this was not the case. It turned out to be a half hour drive before going back to the start on the main road. It felt like we had been cheated. The only plus side was that I was freezing, wearing only a t-shirt and shorts, since the sun had barely come up, so was happy to get back to ...
... br> I explained that I needed some antibiotics and ORS Layani (rehydration salts) as I had an upset stomach. Eager to help he suggested I lay on the bed as he massaged my stomach. From somewhere he found some oils, and began rubbing the regions where it hurt.
Wondering if him saying "you happy to finish?" might get lost in translation, I bolted up and thanked him for his help.
I then sorted some food, communication, more food (I didn't risk eating ahead of ...
... shirts. In the north, we were strongly discouraged from giving chocolates or any gifts directly to village children, as it is believed that this is a sure way to turn them into lifelong beggars. In the villages, we visited outside Kalpetta, people handed out stickers, and Genesta and I brought a big bag of chocolates to give out. There was no mention of the risk of these people becoming beggars.
***Warning: Some gushing follows***