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This should be the last post for today. But I will try to update more as I travel for another month and a half. I’ll be leaving for Mumbai this Friday!
More Kerala pics! These birds were huuuuungry. They risked drowning to keep pulling fish guts out of the water. It’s a pretty place, but fish gut fighting was unavoidable.
For the fishermen (and fishing goddess = Hayley) of my family. Love you guys!
A nice quiet beach in Alappuzha. An hourish bus ride south of Cochin.
This dog is a member of the wonky-eared dog pack, but he’s a little stand offish and likes his alone time. I imagine he’s like Andy from Shawshank Redemption - he’s probably going to escape the beach pack any day now…
We went on a wonderful and relaxing backwater tour. Four hours of trolling through tiny canals and soaking in the lush greenery. Absolutely lovely!
07 4 / 2013
Part of the Daulatabad Fort complex. Incredible design - secret passageways (that are full of bats now!), moats, and complex winding staircases.
That’s my friend Nay! He’s standing in front of the minar for the complex. Note the hills behind Nay - the fort keeps climbing up so that sentries could look down on those hills with an unobstructed view.
My students being rockstars at Daira Art Gallery. These students (and a few outside the shot) were selected as the best artists in their classes and had the chance to visit the gallery, showcase their work in the children’s gallery, and learn about professions in the fine arts. So proud of them!
Back to the trip photos - Kerala!
This picture was taken in Jew Town in Cochin. Yes, I did just type Jew Town. Interesting history around this old port city. You can check out a rough, but interesting documentary about Jewish immigrants and their descendants in Kerala here.
Ginger drying in the courtyard behind a spice shop. This will soon be turned into ginger candy which clears your sinuses and takes care of your sweet tooth. Pretty good stuff but don’t eat too much.
Chinese fishing nets - it takes four guys to raise and lower them.