Second trip in India!!!! Welcome to Jog Falls - India’s 2nd highest plunge waterfall - and it is found in my home state of Karnataka in southern India. The gang (4 French, 1 Colombian and a Jamaican) stayed “close” to home this weekend but of course we went touring. When I say “close” I’m speaking in what we jokingly … Continue reading Jog Falls, India – Plunge Waterfalls of the World
Ah yes the famous Indian Auto Rickshaw. Auto rickshaw drivers, at least in my community in Mangalore, seem to be kindred spirits with the robot taxi drivers back home in Jamaica. Rickshaw drivers have done some of the most daring things I have seen in my life. Not to mention, the exposed structure of the auto rickshaw itself! And in my experience, something crazy usually happens every morning on my way to work.
Living in India has its perks and one of these is living with a group of expats who are as intrigued with the Indian landscape as you are. Every chance we get at a long weekend, we try to visit a new city. This week I travelled to Hampi - a famous holy city in the south of India. What could go wrong on a 12 hour bus ride?
Nothing to make light of but not severe enough to make a big deal, but I moved to India and got quickly sexually harassed. I was making my way on the overnight bus from Mangalore to Hampi when:
Last Sun-Mon was the Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival for the celebration of the birth of one of Hindu Indians’ favourite god – Lord Krishna. I visited the neighbouring town of Udupi (1 hour by bus) to check out the festivities and such.
While walking on my way to work I think I saw a Hijra today…well there’s no way I can be sure if they were truly a Hijra or “Chakka” as they’re more locally called in Mangalore, India. As it was explained to me, a Chakka is a group of men who identify with feminine gender … Continue reading Hijra/Chakka – Gender Fluidity in India
Walking around Mangalore’s City Centre Mall I found the most AMAZING Organic Cosmetics Store - LUSH I tested their “Turkish Delight” rose scented body polish and fell in love! THREE hours later and the tested area of my skin was still noticeably softer than the rest of my body! So you know I just hadda go … Continue reading BEST Thing to Happen to My Skin in India!
I made it to India, y'all! A bit of update on my trip and run-in with an intrusive neighbour on my flight to India. After flying from Toulouse to Heathrow airport in London, the next leg on my journey was the long haul from London to Mumbai, then Mumbai to Mangalore. My flight was going sooo well until...
UNBELIEVABLE is an understatement. So much has happened in the two years that I decided I would shake up my life and stop living a humbug existence of routines. First, I upped and moved to France (yay!) and now two years later I am moving to INDIA.