Kerala

29 signs you've been travelling in India

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Namaste! Know what that means? Well you're probably going to understand a whole lot more of this list too. Travelling in India is quite unlike travelling in any other place in the world. Not only is it huge, diverse, crazy, chaotic, beautiful, spiritual and all the rest of it, there's just something else which I can never quite express. It's why so many tra[...]

How to Spend a Month in South India

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Following on from my How to Spend a Month in Northern India, I wanted to do a similar post celebrating the South of the country. North and South India are tremendously different in so many ways, from the landscapes to the climate, the people and the food. If you've only ever travelled to North India before, you might be in for a shock when you head to the S[...]

A house on the water - through the backwaters of Kerala, India

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With jet black hair that defies her age slicked back in a tight bun, the woman wrapped in a midnight blue sari, caked in dirt smacks her lips over her gums. Pointing curiously to the beedi I’m holding, she takes it in her skeletal hands and carefully inspects it, pulling it close to her piercing black eyes. As the familiarity of the Indian cigarette[...]

5 cool things to do in Kerala

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Traveling to Kerala in the south of India? Here are a few things you definitely should not miss... 1. A boat ride through Kerala's backwaters Check out the gorgeous scenery, a swim in the lake, bits of birdwatching - more than one publication has listed the experience of spending a night on a houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala as one of the mu[...]

Kerala: death by chocolate and mosquitos

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Today was meant to be totally relaxing. My only plan was not to have any plans, apart from maybe trying the much-raved about cake called death of chocolate in my new favorite Kerala hangout - an adorably decorated cafe/sanctuary called Teapot. Since in India things almost always contrary to what you hoped it was no different today. At 4am I realised m[...]

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