Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

On the Pontoon

So I’m like days and days behind posting all the things that have happened (sorry mom, I’m still alive). Everyone in my host family got a pretty nasty cold, so sleep has been my only goal once I returned home. Also, still no internet, so yeah.

So, on our first day in Kollum, we got to ride in an amazing house boat across the lake. We were all very very excited.

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First thing they did was give us some coconut water to refresh us. Pretty much my favorite thing now and I’ve always loathed coconut water.

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After slurping those down, we set sail for some of the most beautiful 6 hours of my life.

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Crazy beautiful right? We even got to get out at several points and meet the local people. And harass their livestock.

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I also got to spend time talking to a gentleman who works at the local university. It was a nerd party for sure.

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We also got overfed. Again. This is becoming a theme. Feed the Americans all the food. Then comment on their weight. Good times.
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After stuffing ourselves (against our will, our hosts were very very motivated to make sure we were very very full), we hung out with our new Facebook friends and enjoyed the view.

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That’s all for now because I just spent 3 hours at an Indian dance party and then an additional hour telling everyone goodbye. Tomorrow we leave for our next city and we are all so devastated. I love my host family and the friends I have made here so much. Especially, my favorite housemate:

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On my second day here she started calling me “chey-chi” which means “big sister” in Malayalam. I pretty much just melted straight to the floor. I’ve got to figure out a way to smuggle her home. I mean look at this face:

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Magnificent Men of Monday

Last Zero Dark Thirty man, I swear. Chris Pratt is just too cute to leave out. I mean look at this guy:

That’s fantastic, I don’t care who you are.

I laughed for way too long at that.

 

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