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Old 4th July 2010, 10:17   #31
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Envy you Jacks, its a wonderful place.. Pork and Kappa for breakfast WOW... My wifes place is Karadipara near Munnar which is also similar but no rubber but pepper, cardamom and tea..
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Pork and kappa vow. never had it. should be yummy. slurp!slurp! should try visiting some friends place in the high ranges really soon. Excellent trip you had Jacs. Really envy you, as gadadhar said earlier
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Hi jacs

those butterfly and rabit pictures are great.



i will certainly show them to my daughter this week end.
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Old 7th July 2010, 07:59   #34
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Lovely place!

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There is a small stream in the end of the plantation or the valley.
Lucky you, imagine having your own stream! The water is so clear, too.

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Please note our Rambuttan tree is full of fruits, though not ripe.
I have heard of this fruit, but never seen or tasted it. Can you tell more about it?

And pork curry, yummy!

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Old 9th July 2010, 09:27   #35
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Great looking Place.I agree that the Calmness of Nature You Feel in the Eastern Region is awesome.
Thanks deepclutch.

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Envy you Jacks, its a wonderful place.. Pork and Kappa for breakfast WOW... My wifes place is Karadipara near Munnar which is also similar but no rubber but pepper, cardamom and tea..
Bobby, no doubt Karadipara is even better.

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Pork and kappa vow. never had it. should be yummy. slurp!slurp! should try visiting some friends place in the high ranges really soon. Excellent trip you had Jacs. Really envy you, as gadadhar said earlier
Thanks mallumawgli. Now its rain and green everywhere.

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Hi jacs

those butterfly and rabit pictures are great.



i will certainly show them to my daughter this week end.
Thanks star, was busy after the long sick leaves. I'll continue the picture upload today.


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Lovely place!
Lucky you, imagine having your own stream! The water is so clear, too.

I have heard of this fruit, but never seen or tasted it. Can you tell more about it?

And pork curry, yummy!

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Thanks Damu. Stream is natures contribution and not a private property. But yes its very private being surrounded by plantations.

AFAIK Rambuttan is Malaysian origin and the same family of Litchi. Its a unique sweetness, I might be visiting again in August only but fruits might be over by that time. But any visitors can ping me for fruits .
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Oh! Time is running, need to reach Kottayam for lunch and start to Bangalore by 4PM. Manoj chettan has packed in lot of items like pineapples, jackfruits, some plant saplings etc. I started after bidding bye to Manoj chettan and family.

See a new offroading trail found on the way back. Usually these tracks are used by Jeepers only but seen many Diesel Autos also climbing with ease.
Celebrated Hartal in native, discovered a quick vacation too.-1.jpg

See the open store for keeping firewood. Shows the mutual trust of the villagers.
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Fallen tree is cleared by villagers, my Alto could hardly get through.
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A small water body.
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My experiment for a silky fall using long shutter speed.
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Water drops on Colocasia leaves
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(to be continued...)

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A good time off Jacs. Cool place your in-laws have got. Seeing your snaps just brushed up my memories; my grand parents house is also surrounded by rubber plantation, but in Kottarakara.

Meanwhile no pics of Mrs Cow?
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Nice pictures and lucky you!. I drove to my home town in Kerala last month and enjoyed every bit. You have your own water stream? awesome!
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When we were children, we used to play with this; especially after raining, it used to be fun collecting the entire water dropplets on the leaf & then combine them to one big drop of water. Your pic reminded me of those golden times
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The greaterassets of Kerala are the hidden gems, which need to be explored rather than just accessed!
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@jacs, so the Hartal gave you an unexpected chance for a quick visit to your in-laws house and explore the experience with beautiful photographs. The same hartal (nowadays it is frequent) in kerala may keep away the tourists coming to kerala and enjoy the nature beauty. Too bad what is happening in our place - Gods Own Country!
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A good time off Jacs. Cool place your in-laws have got. Seeing your snaps just brushed up my memories; my grand parents house is also surrounded by rubber plantation, but in Kottarakara.

Meanwhile no pics of Mrs Cow?
Thanks Remu. Missed the snaps of Mrs Cows.

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Nice pictures and lucky you!. I drove to my home town in Kerala last month and enjoyed every bit. You have your own water stream? awesome!
Thanks Latheesh, its not our private stream but almost like that since its bordering the plantations and very few people live around.

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When we were children, we used to play with this; especially after raining, it used to be fun collecting the entire water dropplets on the leaf & then combine them to one big drop of water. Your pic reminded me of those golden times
Well said aargee, I'm sure all of us have done this during our childhood.

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The greaterassets of Kerala are the hidden gems, which need to be explored rather than just accessed!
Right Ampere, each of my visits disclosed some new place of interest.

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@jacs, so the Hartal gave you an unexpected chance for a quick visit to your in-laws house and explore the experience with beautiful photographs. The same hartal (nowadays it is frequent) in kerala may keep away the tourists coming to kerala and enjoy the nature beauty. Too bad what is happening in our place - Gods Own Country!
Yeah! we should rephrase as -Hartals Own Country!
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Default Heights of World Cup fever in villages

I never knew our villages had so many football fans, each junction had these beautiful banners supporting Brazil and Argentina but unfortunately they went out of scene during this year world cup.

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Nice set of Soccer posts. It would be good hear Kaka and Fabiano mumble in malloo!
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Nice set of Soccer posts. It would be good hear Kaka and Fabiano mumble in malloo!
Thanks Ampere. I heard from Manoj chettan that his village club had displayed live telecast of World Cup 2010 Final and everyone including youth and old gathered till late night to witness the success of Spain .
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