St. Mary’s Islands: A Geological Wonder

Last Sunday I took a trip with some friends to the Saint Mary’s Islands (known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar) off the coast of Malpe Beach. We caught a boat leaving from the beach for Rs. 150 round-trip and ambled around the island for an hour, before heading back. According to folk legend, it was here … Continue reading

Varkala: Paradise by the Arabian Sea

After spending a great day in Fort Kochi we were on our way down the coast of Kerala to Varkala. We were staying at Akhil Beach Resort…and it was gorgeous and even had a pool!! There were so many tourists in Varkala I was able to wear a bikini bathing suit for my first time in India! … Continue reading

Jog Falls and Murudeshwara: The Wonders of Water

This past weekend most of our group headed over to Jog Falls – but this isn’t a trip to be taken lightly. First things first, we needed to figure out how to get there. We decided the best way to do it, really the only good way, was to hire a driver. How to get … Continue reading

Water is Life.

Today while giving my nearly three year old nephew a bath I realized I hadn’t had a bath in years. Later that night I found myself settling in with The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz and ironically reading a chapter that dealt with water – drip irrigation in Pakistan and India. I reflected on how … Continue reading