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  • December 18 (Thurs) I had my watch alarm set for 6am but actually got up a few minutes before then because there was some banging around that woke me at 5:30 and I never got back to Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 19, 2014
  • December 17 (Wed)The walls in the Kathir Palace hotel are not very thick; you can easily hear everything going on in the hallway and in the rooms close by. Anyway at about 6am I was awaken by people conversing very Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 19, 2014
  • December 16 (Tues)My room has a window but no view; outside the window is a narrow vertical shaft with pipes in it. As a result the room is always dark when the lights are off. I’m used to having my Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 16, 2014
  • December 15 (Mon) I got up early because I was a bit fed up with Kanyakumari and wanted to move on to the next town, which happened to be Madurai. While packing up my belongings I Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 16, 2014
  • December 14 (Sun)It was a long, noisy night. Although the fireworks did eventually stop late at night they were replaced by people talking over a PA system whose volume was cranked up. Music was also played loudly. The noise Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 16, 2014
  • December 13 (Sat) I got up early and began to get my stuff ready for the bus trip to Kanyakumari. At my usual time I had breakfast which was basically a repeat of what I’ve Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 15, 2014
  • December 12 (Fri)This morning I got up at a reasonable time and had another good breakfast at the YMCA. The food was very similar to yesterdays, so it was a good meal. I took a seat at one of the Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 15, 2014
  • Teaching at the Himalayan Culture SchoolMy first day of teaching began when I got two conflicting schedules from the principal, who, if his office is any reflection, is rather disorganized. In addition to English, I am also teaching social studies and science. The kids have Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 14, 2014
  • December 11 (Thurs)My room at the YMCA is on the ground floor, right next to the street. It was fairly quiet when I went to bed last night around 11pm but traffic started up early and by 7am it was too Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 12, 2014
  • December 10 (Wed) I got up somewhat early because I had a few chores to do before leaving Alleppey. The first thing I did was check my email and I was pleased that some of my Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 11, 2014
  • December 9 (Tues)This morning I wanted to make sure that I had the departure time for the boat ferry to Kottayam correct and so I decided to go to the boat jetty, which is a short walk from Mathews. There is Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 11, 2014
  • December 8 (Mon)I almost got up early this morning to take a ferry boat to Kottayam. I was awake in plenty of time to catch the first ferry leaving Alleppey at 7:30am but the more I thought about it the less Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 9, 2014
  • December 7 (Sun)[center][/center] The last two mornings I used my watch’s alarm to get up early for a planned activity. Today I had no pressing plans and so I slept Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 9, 2014
  • December 6 (Sat)[center][/center] At 6:40am I was on the front porch of the Cottages ready to head into Anachal to pick up my bus for Alleppey. I didn’t want to miss this bus because Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 8, 2014
  • December 5 (Fri)I got up a little after 5am so I could be ready to leave the Cottages at 6am to begin the all-day trek I was signed up for. I met Ranjith at the agreed upon time and rode on Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 8, 2014
  • Less than a week to go!For years I've toyed with the idea of writing a blog about my experiences with travelling in India, particularly to South Goa. The aim of mu blog is not only to share experiences of my travels, but also to provide Posted by PeterBoasman in South Goan Adventure | Dec 7, 2014
  • December 4 (Thurs)There was no fruit bread at the stand across the street and I wanted more than just banana for breakfast and so I walked a short distance to the SN Restaurant and had breakfast there. I ordered coffee and Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 7, 2014
  • Rockfall and ConversationsOne day at around 5 PM, there was a giant rockfall at one end of town, a few hundred yards from the house. It sounded a bit like thunder, but went on for several minutes, creating a large cloud Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 6, 2014
  • December 3 (Wed)This morning I went across the street to the small food shop to buy some things for breakfast. Yesterday the doors of the shop were wide open but today the doors were open just a crack. I saw Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 5, 2014
  • December 2 (Tues)The Lonely Planet guidebook that I’m using describes Munnar as south India’s largest tea growing area. The majority of the tea plantations are operated by one one company, the Kannan Devan Hills Plantation Company, which is a local cooperative. Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 5, 2014
  • Description of Town and Life in GulabgarhThe town is surrounded by towering snow covered mountains, pine forests, steep rock walls, etc. View of bridge leading to Gulabgarh Unfortunately, like so many Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 3, 2014
  • December 1 (Mon)The alarm on my watch woke me up a little after 6am. I got cleaned up, loaded my backpack, and was out the door by 7. On the way out I saw John; I thanked Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 3, 2014
  • November 30 (Sun)Today I had my final breakfast with John at the homestay. And for the first time it wasn’t a new set of dishes but a breakfast I had enjoyed before. The base was wheat rolled into a structure Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 2, 2014
  • November 29 (Sat)Promptly at 9:30am John got me for breakfast. Today’s fare was interesting. There was wheat cooked so that it resembled boiled white rice and a curry consisting of green lentils and diced vegetables. There was also the Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 2, 2014
  • November 28 (Fri)I began my day with another excellent breakfast that John’s wife served. It consisted of two curries (one was vegetables with egg and the other was small red beans in a thin, spicy broth) that were added to rice Posted by kpoleary in India Trip | Dec 1, 2014
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