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Why would I not stop here? As soon as I saw there was a town with this name on google maps I knew that I needed to stop by and potentially, depending on progress that day, even stay the night.
(for those of a different generation, Ponnani is the affectionate term used by comedian Sascha Barren-Cohen's character Ali G for lady parts)
After eating and leaving Allepey it looked as though an evening stop over in Ponnani would be likely, and it was.
Greetings from a place about 30kms south of Kozhikode. A very brief update as I'm in need of food and am worn out - it's been a tiring day with a couple of memorable incidents. Still, I'm fit and well and have survived ...
... famous temples i could visit. having been woken up by the call to prayer from the nearest mosque i was not in the mood to visit temples. i went to a famous silk shop but so many attendants wanted me to buy things that i left quickly. passed saint thomas' church, which would not have looked out of place in Glasgow, save that there was a herd of skinny cows with 12inch horns passing the door as i came out.
i went back to bangalore after ...
... The hotel looked shady but the rooms were nice and we would have stayed there. As luck would have it they did not have rooms, or may be did not want to have one. Even Taj was fully booked. However they were kind enough to help us in booking 2 rooms in another property, The West Way. The city was certainly very busy and needed more hotel rooms! The hotel was quite nice, the staff helpful and they served really good dinner. We followed the dinner with some poker before we decided ...
... booked our bus tickets early and decided to reach Ooty via Mysore. Some 20-25 people were part of our group, making a mixed crowd of elders, youngsters, adolescents and infants. On the night of Thiruvonam, around 11 p.m., we started our journey from Kozhikode, and our tour Guide, Mr. Sujith introduced himself and helped each group to know each other, which helped every group merging with the others ...
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