Kerala – God’s Own Country
shared by Evelyn Ang Loo
15 days covering over 1,500km around Kerala, India. I bring home with me fascinating postcard memories of cuisine, culture, panaromic sceneries and most of all the lovely people of Kerala.
I am grateful for the memories in Kerala. A tick off my travel and runcation bucket list. Not possible without the votes that I have received from all who took the time off to vote for me to pakai sari, makan kari dan lari (wear a saree, eat curry and run in my National language Bahasa Malaysia) in Kerala. A trip of a lifetime with 28 other bloggers from 28 other countries went by too fast. From strangers to being friends and buddies, it is amazing how we all bonded over 15 days in our funky bus.
The comfortable and funky looking bus that we travelled in over 15 days.
Running in a saree pics made possible thanx to my roomie Carla Mota www.viajarentreviagens.pt who’s a darn great photographer and who I picked up many travelling tips too. Shalini from Neeleshwar Hermitage – thank you for agreeing to help dress me up at 630am while your working hours only starts at 8am. And thank you Shalini for being so thoughtful to bring along the inner skirt and blouse in anticipation that all I would only have bought just the saree cloth.
Running in a saree wasn’t easy. It grew heavier as I got wet from sweating and the sea water. It amazes me how the women wearing saree go about doing their daily chores in it while looking so good and graceful in it.
നദി Thank you Shalini
And this post is not complete unless I share with you the song Kuttanadan Punjayile – Kerala Boat Song with its very catchy chorus. Pretty much the official song that we were all singing too during Kerala Blog Express Season 4. Thi thi thara thi thi thei thi thei thaka thei thei thom. Thi thi thara thi thi thei thi thei thaka thei thei thom.
Back home in Malaysia, sinking back into the reality of working and training for my next race. Stay tuned as I share more pics and thoughts of the amazing trip. And a special mention and thank you to the following brands who made my trip to Kerala seamless and comfortable.
• SilkAir for flying me to and fro with all the comforts that a traveller needs.
• Maxis for ensuring that I was able to keep up with my social updates throughout the trip.
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