As we took our 10 minute rikshaw ride into town I started to feel uncomfortable and out of my element. It's about time right. There is way more to india than just beaches. We were dropped off in the center of town and came across some sort of religious statue being paraded all through town. So we followed the locals and did what they did. As i looked around I noticed there wasnt another white person in site. There was also no food in site. So we went to one of the many store's on the side of the road and bought bananas, cookies, puffed rice, and water. This was our food for the next 36 hours. It took a while to find a rikshaw to bring us back to the train station. We had a quick snooze and woke up at 3am for our 16 hour train ride.
We borded the train and went to find out seats. There was someone sleeping in Danny's Bed. We gave him the boot and made Class 3 Berth 3 Seats 7 and 8 our new home.
We are now in travandulum in the very south of Kerala, India. This city is busy but is very friendly. There are no other white people in sight so we are eye candy for the locals. People just stare and giggle all day at us. I found that if you smile at them they usually just smile back. Oh what a simple smile can do.
We're in the midst of exploring the city today and signed up to take a 12 hour tour tomorrow. I hope everyone back at home is doing well.
|The only cool thing in Udupi|
|Just about to get off the train. Woohoo|