Tag Archives: Kerala

Sucked back in

I just came back from a month in Europe. And yes, someone died. Honestly, I was ready to stay behind. Driving again, understanding food in the grocery stores, being able to comprehend every word said around me at any time … Continue reading

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Dubai, not too shabby

Dubai is the opposite of India. Dubai is clean. Dubai is rich. Oh, so rich.  A 800 Series BMW is a taxi, a poor man’s car.  A Lamborghini starts to show your true rank.  You drive a Porsche?  I am … Continue reading

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The vinaigrette experiment

For my birthday this year, I decided to treat myself to a rejuvenation session. The next decade is fast approaching and it’s time to, as Cher sings, turn back ti-i-i-me. Our driver had hinted several times at an ayurvedic spa … Continue reading

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Kochi and patchouli

We live off the tourists’ beaten path.  Nobody who’s traveled to India for fun comes back saying: “I went to Bangalore, man, that was so rad…”  Ok, I may be using some old hippy stereotype here, and I don’t think … Continue reading

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We found the mud crabs

Three weeks ago in Mumbai, we had seen a lot of men and young boys digging through mud on the beach, looking for something I thought were crabs and fish (previous post). Good news: we found the crabs, though they … Continue reading

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