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My Trip To Kerala: Chinese Fishing Nets From the 15th Century, Still in Use

The one thing that I wanted to see when I was in Kerala was the Chinese Fishing Nets (called Cheena Vala in the language Malayalam) that all the guide books and online sites talked about. The Fishing Nets that dot … Continue reading

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Kerala: Gaggle of Geese at Taj Kumarukom

As I was waiting to board the houseboat, I spotted a gaggle of geese at the Taj Kumarukom and headed towards them. Somehow when I see geese I immediately think Mother Goose. That’s my association with geese during childhood. Anyway … Continue reading

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Kerala: Art & Sculptures at the Taj Hotels

Attractive painting depicting the traditional Kathakali dance form, at the Taj Malabar which is located at the man-made tourist island of Fort Cochin. I saw beautiful sculptures of traditional revered symbols in Hindu culture, the cow and the elephant at … Continue reading

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Kerala: Jiva Spa at Taj Malabar

Another highlight of my trip to Kerala was the coconut scrub and gentle oil massage at the Jiva Spa. I thought the therapist wasn’t Indian and I first thought she was Filippino. She spoke in a wonderfully thick accent that … Continue reading

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Kerala: Viewing The Sunset from The Houseboat

The most beautiful thing I saw from the houseboat was the sunset at dusk when the sky turned a beautiful pink and blue.

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Kerala: Journey Inside A Houseboat

I think the reason why I write so many posts is that I treat the blog like a diary and my first draft is what you see which is probably full of typos.  I try to correct them if I … Continue reading

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Floating Flowers in An Uruli

The trip to Kerala introduced me to this wonderful brass ornamental vessel called an Uruli or Varpu.  It is actually a Keralan cooking vessel which is now used more for decorative purposes.  It will lend an ethnic charm to your … Continue reading

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Villagers in Kerala Weaving Coconut Fibre Into Ropes

We met some lovely villagers on the way to Kumarakom. Suresh our driver, just stopped the car seeing that we were interested as we had remarked about spotting a well. He then drove into a narrow path where we could … Continue reading

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Crazy Cochin Traffic

“If you can drive a ver-her-kle in Cochin you can drive anywhere!” “They always say, Suresh, make it fast.”  (in reference to lawyers who need to get to the airport in half the time to catch their flight) Quotes of … Continue reading

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Photos From A HouseBoat: People Who Live in the Backwaters of Kerala

We were in the houseboat in an area about an hour away from the city of Cochin, called Kumarukom and I had some of the most enlightening views of people just living their lives. Here I spotted two schoolgirl waiting … Continue reading

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