Feb 19, 2011

South India Sights

welcome to INDIA!!!
I visited the southern state of Kerala; interestingly, it is the most literate of all the Indian states--a staggering 98% of the people are literate there
a riot of color, filled with a cacophony of sounds, a melee of smells and a new sensory experience every corner that you turn...
typical roadside stall selling dailies, traditional indian sweets, and the ubiquitous chai, a frothy milky tea that is made a la minute with fresh cow's milk as you watch amazed...
a famous temple, where we found...
an extremely adorable and clever elephant--clearly i was amused by something...
seaside at pondicherry...not quite Malibu, given its rocky coast and grey palette, but the seaside is still the seaside, and the mood there was upbeat...
more sights in the French quarter in pondicherry...
stunning architecture in an old cathedral, yet another colonial remnant...
a typical bus station: hot, sunny, crowded, and in some need of cleaning...
at alleppey, we lived for a night on a private houseboat, definitely an indulgence...
but tell me how you can put a price on waking up to a view like that: serene blue waters, other rustic-looking houseboats like yours, the sun unflinchingly in your eye, trees swaying in the cool breeze...
and the ever-present tuktuks--you hear them before you see them, speedily zipping about the city; a quick and inexpensive way to get around.
Especially when you're wearing flipflops and carrying a 7kg backpack (even though it is cute and purple...)

1 comment:

jhon said...

Such a nice post. I like it. Keep it up.


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