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sunny 29 °C

We cruised along a 16km beach in a local fishing boat. We actually burned that day, but cooled down by swimming once in a while. We stopped at one point and had coconut milk and thalis on the beach, brought by some villagers
That's one of the clearest sunset we have seen in India, since all the other ones were faded by the pollution. Here in Madikeri the high altitude makes the air more breathable and a little ride up the mountain led us to this very nice sunset
The unique, the tallest in the world, the exceptional Shiva meditating on a tiger's skin carpet (killed from his own hands they say). The god of destruction sits next to the waterfront in Murudeshwar with his 43m. It's quite impressive. Unfortunately this is the only attraction in town, but it's worth stopping by.
We pretended we were Santa Claus for a while and here's one of our helpers packing our boxes full of presents for Christmas. But seriously, to send a box back home you have to bring your box to the tailor and have it sewed before taking it to the post office. So hopefully it will arrive on time back home !!!
Happy birthday!!!!! I swear inside of me I was happy but a stomach ache in the early morning makes me look this way I had a great day and a wondrfull flower necklace, which ended up in a shrine for the glory of Ganesh the elephant god.
This is the first day of our 3 days hike.Lunch break at the top of a mountain.We thought we were going to be rich that day since we were close to a stone mine, but we only found small little piece of what will transform into ruby if we wait 10.000 years.
What is this? It's coffee of course!!! Pur arabica they automaticly add some kind of sweetener when they serve a fresh cup of coffee so we didn't get to have the reall taste of it.Coffee plants are not native from India but has been imported during the british Raj. A bag of 50kg is bought 1200rps (20euros).
It feel strange to see it for the first time but you get use to it after a while. In India the swastika is considered extremely holy. Facing right it represents the evolution of the universe, facing left it represents the involution of the universe.The term is derived from Sanskrit svasti, meaning well-being.
Rice fields in the coorg region.It's beautifull to look at,but's such a hard labor.75 rps a day (1.50euros) for a women wages and a 100rps for a man.
Once the rice is picked up. in the small villages buffalos turn in circle walking on the rice sticks to separate the rice from the plant .We have seen in wealthier places tractors doing the job of the buffalos.
Do not think that it is hot everywhere in India.We are in the cool season and in the mountains, so we are actually freezing while crossing the river ,but it was worth the adventure because we ended our walkfor the day after crossing.And washed ourselves swimming among 50 fishes per meter squar(and i'm not exagerating )We couldn't eat any for dinner though,the villagers keep them here for the gods.
...20 days old little veal can enjoy the confort of the hay and the sun.
kids and......
Come on you can do it Jay !!!!!Climb a little bit more

Posted by jcooke 03:45 Archived in India Tagged events

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