Keralan Courtesies

It’s almost 7 p.m. and raw darkness has swept dusk into the nearest gutter. I’m typing this in the outlying district of Thirumala in the sprawling Keralan city of Trivandrum. It’s going to be home for the next thirty days, and I’ve already fallen for the place, having criss-crossed the ‘suburb’ more times than my poor feet care to acknowledge. Nothing beats the two-hour trek to the main railway station, the contrasting communities encountered en-route best appreciated on foot. A stone’s throw from the railway station pulses Trivandrum’s busiest and most revered thoroughfare: Mahatma Gandhi Road, or MG Road for short. Head south from the point at which Station Road clashes with MG Road and you’ll soon enter the East Fort district. Should you time things well, a brand-new air-conditioned bus bound for the seaside resort of Kovalam might just have your name on it. Here’s hoping…

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2 comments on “Keralan Courtesies

  1. Chrissy on said:

    hoping you get that bus!!! enjoy and take care xx

  2. luv to you both.take care. looking forward to reading more. x