And you never know whats around the next corner....I'd leave 'my family' home to find the post office and find myself on a canoe in the back waters with a great American bursting into song or waiting for the car to take me to 'teach' English and end of spending the day with 80 medical students.
“yes please come and visit, in fact I insist you come immediately and save me from this hangover-decided drinking a second liter of nasty rum neat at 4am was a good idea- it wasn’t”
What can I say... I arrived in "the Venice of India" dying for a hot shower and a good nights sleep to rid my pounding head-cold thinking I'd hang around for a day or two. Three months later, with a new head cold, I finally, physically left Alappuzha. 'Finally’ sounds like I couldn’t wait to escape and believe me sometimes ‘simply sitting’ I did wonder what I was still doing here but then someone or something would make me smile and see no reason to leave. I fell in love with Alappuzha...some people question did I fall in love in Alleppey but that’s another story! I’m defiantly a girl who loves the small towns I love walking through the town speaking to one friend on the way to meet another friend before heading home to dinner with a very loving family stopping along the way to be fed ‘mien’ and ‘chorin’ by the local fisherman delighted to have a westerner attempting to master Malayalam.