Month: December 2016

The Majestic Trash Eagle of Poovar India

It’s a fantastic morning to be alive in Poovar India. I’m not just saying that because I had the most fantastic Indian breakfast buffet of my life. This morning I tried puris and Ummpa for the first time. The Ummpa was so delicious, a couscous overflowing with fennel seeds, curry leaves and pine nuts, not to mention …

Surviving Bangalore; City Traffic, Lyme Disease and Cobras

So far on this trip I have survived cyclones, Lyme Disease, cobras and crossing the street by myself. Welcome to Bangalore! Why yes, I am a thirty six years old and I can now say I can cross the street by myself! It took me four days of city life in Bangalore to get the …

The Wrath of Vardah; Cows Poo Edition

Today we were planning to go to Russell Market and check out enough cows carcasses to offend most of my vegetarian friends. There is also a pet market there to explore and a fish market, not to mention a bird market, fruit stalls, fish market, livestock market, etc. Well, it would seem that you can …

Organic Grocery Shopping in India

Todays Kamma-Manhattan adventure included getting a six dollar haircut and paying four dollars for the supplies to make Christmas dinner. It also included  exploring the only “organic” store in Bangalore. If you come to Bangalore India and expect to eat healthy you are in for quite a challenge! For the first nine days of our stay …

12 Days of India Christmas

It was Christmas time 2016 and we wanted to experience the holiday season somewhere hot and humid where we would not stop sweating for days. Let’s go to tropical Kerala India! Who does not need a tropical beach vacation sipping beer cocktails poolside during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? We left our …