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Old 3rd August 2009, 19:46   #256
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When I was taken for my birthday-day-out on the backwaters, we stopped at a cafe in the middle of no-where and picked up a heap of food. Unfortunately, I didn't realise that it was only meant to be a mid-morning snack --- which rather spoilt my appetite for the unexpected lunch at a relative's house.

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I think Kerala Tourism fellows should contact both sAM AND mYSTIC eYES to prepare their portfolio.

Awesome pictures to say the least!
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Kerala Tourism doesnt really need their help. They have got Santosh Sivan to make Kerala look beautiful.


Weaving stories with words, that is a different ballgame.

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What's that funny red boat?
Supermarket Sir.
Kerala simply never ceases to amaze.
The floating super-market is a new thing, like trrk rightly said. And a big hit too with the people living
around the backwaters.

And rightly so, because when was the last time the neighborhood mall came floating over to you, instead of you driving/walking over?

And like I mentioned in my travelogue of the Alappuzha backwaters here,
there is also a one-of-its-kind floating ATM on one of the ferries. Hey, in God's Own Country, even the ATM comes floating over to you.

What next ? A floating BEVCO store ?
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What next ? A floating BEVCO store ?
You think the coconuts trees are grown only for the coconuts?
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What next ? A floating BEVCO store ?

I don't think this would be a good idea. The barge would probably sink under the weight from the rush..
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You think the coconuts trees are grown only for the coconuts?
Are you suggesting that they are grown for toddy also ? Well, I like toddy and have had a lot of the beverage when I was young and toddy was unadulterated. But today I would not touch it given the kind of spurious stuff they add to it.

BTW I mentioned BEVCO (the Govt. owned chain of liquor stores) whose products do not have any connection to coconut trees AFAIK.
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What next ? A floating BEVCO store ?
already kerala is giving punjab a run for their money when is comes to gulping down a drink or two. now, you are giving brilliant ideas, which the govt. may implement without any delay. seems "water snake" population would go up by quite a few

in the true self, kerala doesn't need to 'make' itself look beautiful as its naturally beautiful but of late, JCBs and tipper lorries have attained some sort of "national vehicle" status here, which indicates the disappearance of the paddy fields and hills. so lets enjoy natural beauty when we can.
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Great pictures, Yeti! Memories of my own holiday in Kerala came flooding back...
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Nice thread, Sam. And like you said, Kerala surely is a blessed place when it comes to natural beauty. I hope it stays that way.
Just don't go back there.

No offense meant to anyone.


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@supreme Baleno - not all are mundu-clad. I see one Gelf return also.
Loved the Gelf part.

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and no offence to anyone.

Q: What would Bryan Adam's sing if he performed in Kerala?

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A : The only thing that looks good on me is MUNDU !!! Yeah yeah yeah, Mundu...!
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He will be surely wearing a MUNDU when he is singing this.
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Old 4th August 2009, 16:25   #268
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well ,beautiful kerala does not provide enough employments for most of the keralites and Malayalis have to migrate and flood cities like bangalore ,bombay and "gelf".just that I felt to say some truth as well.- like not everything is rosy either on this part of India.no offence intended to any.
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And rightly so, because when was the last time the neighborhood mall came floating over to you, instead of you driving/walking over?
It happened last time when it rained in Bangalore.

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I think the travelogue is not finished yet.
Am I right?
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