Mar 30-Apr 4, 2017 Despite the heat on our non-AC sleeper train, we arrived in Varkala in the early morning. Kristin had reserved us a room at Blue Marine Resort, and we checked in to our 3rd story room just before 9am. Kristin had secured us an awesome balcony joined to hers, so we could … Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Kerala
Mar 25th-29th, 2017 The amazing Rocky of the guesthouse bearing his name went above and beyond and secured us emergency aircon sleepers on a train from Hospet to Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh. After an 11 hour ride, we had two hours to kill in Renigunta before the second half of our journey, and decided that … Continue reading Tamil Nadu: Frenetic Chennai, Colonial Pondicherry and Auspicious Madurai
March 20-24, 2017 The whole reason we "rushed" through Sri Lanka and the Maldives (besides the price of the latter) was because it was our goal to be in India for the Holi Festival. You may be familiar with the concept of Colour Me Bad/Colour Me Rad runs or various other colour throwing events held … Continue reading India: Holi Shit, We Missed It!
Mar 12-20, 2017 Part 3: MaléWe took one final walk to Bikini Beach before catching our speedboat back to Malé.Within 40 minutes, we were back in Malé and ready to explore. We had booked an Airbnb room located in the middle of the island and made our way there by taxi. When we arrived we were … Continue reading The Maldives: A Tail of Three Islands
Mar 12-20, 2017 Part 2: MaafushiThe only way we could make it to our public ferry to Maafushi was to take a speed boat from Mahibadhoo to Malé and as luck would have it, the sun was shining brightly and the sea was still and calm. Maafushi is an inhabited island used to tourism, with up … Continue reading The Maldives: A Tail of Three Islands
Mar 12-20, 2017 Part 1: MahibadhooWhat do you think of when someone mentions the Maldives? Pristine islands with fine white sand and countless shades of turquoise and blue waters? Honeymoon villas built over the water fit for Beyoncé and Jay-Z (who Tracy reminds me honeymooned here back in 2008)? A conservative Muslim country with sharia … Continue reading The Maldives: A Tail of Three Islands
Mar 10-12, 2017 From ancient cities to the temperate hill country to the beautiful and tranquil southern beaches, Sri Lanka really has it all and, unfortunately, our time there was drawing to a close. Our final stop was Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage city and remnant of Sri Lanka's colonial past. The Portuguese first set up … Continue reading Istuh-tee Sri Lanka