Travel Blogs from Kalpetta
Wallowing in Wyanad!
The journey was tiring 3.45 hour train followed by 4.5 hour car ride! Lovely drive over a mountain pass into the lovely Wyanad district of North East Kerala – it is an area of forests, miles and miles of coconut groves, hills, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and rich in coffee, , cinnamon, cardamom and sandalwood, …
... 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***
... not sure what I think about it yet? Soph and I headed out to the local town today where we had 2 coffees (highly illegal at the accommodation) God it was good!! The locals are incredibly friendly, especially the children who want to practice their English with you. Have only been here two days but am feeling extremely relaxed and like I have been away for weeks!
Wishing everyone a merry christmas!
Love Shona and Sophie
Had an early start thanks to Anavi, she kept me up since 3am so was up and about at 6am Chat and garam chai with family, then headed off for Kabini. Since we started at 7am we got out of Bangalore city pretty quick, being Sunday and early morning we happily missed the crazy Bangalore ...
... Samo wejscie do jaskini to bramka zamykana na klodke (sic!), zeby miejscowi wandale nie zniszczyli. W drodze do jaskini musielismy zrobic drobny off-road, bo okazalo sie, ze deszcze podmyly glowna droge. Oczywiscie nie zabraklo tez deszczu po zwiedzaniu jaskini. Po powrocie z wycieczki przez chwile nie padalo i na szybko udalo nam sie obejrzec kawalek upraw na plantacji Vanchego. A potem znowu zaczelo ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking