Traveling on the ‘superfast’ train (hint: it’s not fast at all) from Kottayam to Kovalam I wanted to put a quick post online. India so far has been fascinating and beautiful. I should actually say Kerala has been fascinating and beautiful because the provinces of India are quite different from each other. Internet connection however has been difficult to find. I’ve been hoping for hotels with WiFi but that is not a given here (me, an internet addict?). Apart from my internet connection it has become quite clear that India takes control over a lot more. Time is one of the main things, India is going to decide what your life is going to look like. It’s no longer in your control, so lay back and enjoy.
We have done so much in only 4 days that it feels like I have been here for a couple of weeks. Having stayed in the same province, the scenery hasn’t changed much but I am already noticing that I’m a big fan of the nature and maybe a not so big fan of the cities. Let me tell you a little bit about the cities. There is traffic, a lot of traffic. With traffic comes honking, a lot of honking, and I do mean A LOT. Trying to find a pattern in why one should honk is in my opinion impossible. They honk because you’re in the way, because they want to pass you, because they’re coming towards you or when they just want to say hello, when you’re going around the turn and well I can just keep going. One of my best friends, Lieselot, and her boyfriend went around Kerala with the motor bike and she has even more interesting stories about this.
But back to the beautiful nature, I haven’t seen any of the big animals that live here, like tigers and elephants, but was already quite excited about the birds, dogs, cats and not so much about the mosquito’s. The most amazing nature seen in our very short period was a trip on our private houseboat with a pool on the roof. But more about that later! I’m going to try to put the next post online as soon as possible but with this challenging internet, it might be a bit difficult. If you want to stay up to date more quickly you can follow me in Instagram.