Aashirvad's Pleasant Stays
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travelled in the comfort of a Volvo AirCon bus for the two and a half hour journey from Calicut to Kalpetta, including 9 spectacular hairpins in a row (for which they had thoughtfully put up signs 1/9, 2/9 ... ... !). It was quite a long bus and had to reverse several times when going round some of the corners to actually get round!
Had some trouble finding the homestay we had reserved (for once we had not noted the address - assuming ...
... had a conversation with Sanjay and he believes that the people of India can achieve the objectives set out by the Gates Foundation. As we were discussing the changes that are hopefully coming to India, we passed a boy of about 15 selling watermelons at a stand by the side of the road. There was nothing around him, except a single lane road and farm land. Sanjay pointed out that the young man was on talking on his mobile ...
... beside me and watching me sway to the thumping beat). It was so much fun! A couple of boys included me in their circle, and I'm not sure who was copying who, but I danced for a while with them. Until someone got a bit rough and a disagreement started in one corner, I exited to stay out of it. The watched the rest of the festivities for a bit, until we got bored and tired so headed back to the bus. We drove through a crowd, who cheered us as we left. Very funny ...
... that we have trash facilitators coming around to pick up our garbage. We have garbage bins. We have huge business garbage dumps. We have landfills. Where are you India government!!!!? I don't see you!!!!! The people want to do good and want to have an infrastructure that supports them. WHERE ARE YOU??? Ok. End of gripe for the moment.
The beauty of the hills is amazing to behold. No trash. No honking (except on hairpin turns where it's acceptable.), and as we float down ...
... playing literally on top of the hotel rooms ( the building isn't high) At 4 pm we headed out for a safari drive through the forest... Or jungle?! Not sure of the difference. Sadly we saw no tigers just monkeys, wild boar, wild chickens?! Yeah I Thought that was odd too... And peacocks, bison and an elephant. Not quite up to African standards of ...