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The Mystical Adventures of Tess and Jack


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Pondy and beyondy

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | Views [871]

Our plans for the remaining leg of our journey were thrown slightly askew in Kodai when we learnt that a big cyclone had blown through northern Tamil Nadu on New Years’ Eve (the tail end of which we experienced as the squall in Alleppey). Our ... Read more >

Photos: The rest of India

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Cosy Kodaikanal!

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | Views [1015]

Feeling decidedly better and ready for more mystical adventures, we bade beautiful Kerala goodbye and embarked on our final Indian Railways trip. By this stage we felt we were ready to go all out and had booked two second class overnight tickets to Madurai, ... Read more >

An Alleppey New Year!

Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | Views [937]

Another valuable public transport lesson was learnt on our way from Munnar. Not only should one avoid the ticket collector's seat if one does not wish to spend the entire trip standing; one should also not select the back seat of the bus because there ... Read more >

Photos: Alleppey to Kodai

Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Kochi & Munnar

Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Tea & queues long and far in hilly Munnar

Sunday, 1 Jan 2012 | Views [684]

Our bus trip from Kochin was nothing out of the ordinary; brake screeching, speeding and overtaking around blind corners are all part of the Indian adventure package. The only noteworthy difference was a particularly horn-happy driver (he was on it ... Read more >

Kristmas in Kochi!

Sunday, 1 Jan 2012 | Views [660] | Comments [2]

With a fluey Jack in tow, we descended from the cool hills of Ooty back into the blistering heat of the plains. Returning to the delightful commercial hub of Coimbatore, we once more found ourselves in a musty train station battling bureaucracy for ... Read more >

Photos: Chennai to Ooty

Sunday, 25 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Bee-Ooty-ful Ooty!

Saturday, 24 Dec 2011 | Views [1072]

Chapter II of our mystical adventure began in a rickshaw at 5.00 am on a murky Chennai morning. We were destined for the central railway station; by another miracle (Ganesh again!) our bureaucratic mission of the previous day had resulted ... Read more >

Chapter One: Gold Coast to Chennai (and a totally different planet)

Sunday, 18 Dec 2011 | Views [635] | Comments [3]

Hello beloved family and friends, and welcome to another exciting edition of your favourite travel blog! This time around we are doing a one month sojourn in southern India, followed by five weeks in the beautiful Philippines. Yes, we are very lucky ... Read more >



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