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... the forest. In preparation for our time in Periyar we decided to buy some gin and tonic to bring with us. This was easier said than done. We have found since our arrival in India that it can be extremely difficult to get a drink here. If you are staying in a large hotel with a lounge you are fine, but most small hotels and lodges do not have liquor licences. Trying to buy alcohol is not easy either. after several attempts at explaining what we were looking ...
... Kerala martial art. I read in one of the museums that it may be the oldest form of martial art in existence. It is beautiful to watch. They start by lighting candles and making offerings and prostrations. They do the prostrations before every act. Included in the rituals are yoga asanas. They are amazingly limber, as you might imagine. This is martial art in a state of purity and reverence.
I do not eat very much for dinner. My ...
... more!! By the end of the day I found a fantastic cafe which backs onto the Wildlife reserve and found a new homestay to stay in for the next 2 nights. The homestay was fantastic - i had my own balcony which backed onto the wild life reserve...I also met a ton of locals and non-locals who were fantastically nice and much improved the day!
The next day - March 10th I went elephant riding - funny enough the elephant's name was Maria and she was 32!! Same as ...
... a rickshaw seems a likely possibility! As in the other towns we have been to so far, there are quite a few Christian churches and Muslim mosques dotted about. There is a mosque right next to Rainbow Cottage which wakes us up at 5ish every morning with the call to prayer!
The next day we decided to visit one of the many spice gardens in the local area. We went to Highrange Spice Gardens and spent a fascinating hour being shown around by the owner George who was a ...
Also, an update...my 100 rupee ($2) nose ring did not last. It came out the other day and I couldn't get it back in. I really liked it so yesterday, I went to a proper jeweler and had it re-pierced. The ring is a bit bigger and I'm not sure that I like it as much as before but once the hole has healed, I can get a smaller ring. This is an "American" diamond and the ring plus the piercing cost me 500 rupees or about $10.
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