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May 17th – The Big Blue

I woke that morning with the continued intention of reaching my beach destination at Malvan. My trusty map had told me that there was a beach there and that there was a fortress somewhere in the town. It was a … Continue reading

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May 11th – Over the Ghats

We left Hampi early the next morning, taking pleasure in disobeying our orders to return to the police station for a further reprimand and – perhaps – a proper, scheduled and supervised beating. I have occasionally wondered what would have … Continue reading

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May 6th – Mysore

The early sun was just poking through the tall treetops we parted company with our host- he had been a sterling gentleman. Rosie, Bilaji and the girls accompanied us as far as the road. There was a local shrine that … Continue reading

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April 25th – Kerala’s coastline

Up the main streets of Trivandrum that it felt like we had explored so long ago, we grabbed a late breakfast. My order of what called itself a ‘Rocket Roast’ in the very normal-looking canteen turned out to be not … Continue reading

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April 22nd – Down to the plains

We left Koddai early today for the winding descent down to the plains below. It was a long, monotonous ride across the parched landscape, punctuated by a two-hour breakdown in the middle of no-where. We finally made it to Trichy … Continue reading

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April 19th – Holy chariots

>BeepBeepBeep< It is 4.30AM, it is still pitch-dark and already half the hotel is awake. From through the thin walls we hear muffled conversations, the sound of clothes being slopped in a giant washing bowl somewhere and an eerie hymn … Continue reading

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April 15th – Trivandrum

That morning we moved out into the new city and the new country we found ourselves in. Out new city was Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala, one of the most southern states on the Indian subcontinent. The … Continue reading

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