Friday, December 25, 2009

Mathilde, Silvia, and Matteo (and Chiara from the 29) go to Kerala

Mathilde, Silvia, and Matteo (and Chiara from December 29) go to Kerala, the thin strip of land between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats in Southern India.

We’ll start from Trivandrum, almost at the Southern tip of India, and then lead north. We’ll spend a couple of days in Varkala basically relaxing: swims in the Ocean, ayurvedic treatments, massages, and yoga. From Varkala we’ll go Alleppey, a Venice-like town set around a grid of canals. There, we’ll rent a houseboat and we’ll explore Kerala’s backwaters, an infinite labyrinth of rice paddies and coconut groves that from the coast develop far inland. We’ll then continue to Cochin, a melange of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Jewish, and Muslim influences, where we’ll meet Chiara. After having said good-bye to Silvia, we’ll move inland to Munnar, famous for its gentle hills covered by tea and spices plantations, and then we’ll conclude our trip in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, where we hope to meet tigers during one of our trekkings in the jungle...

Les M&M’s will be back on line on January 4, with plenty of pictures to show and stories to tell.

A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you. And a jingle from ‘Panjabiland’: *

(*) Thanks to Gislain for the reference...


  1. Merry Christmas and enjoy your vacations ! (The Frerebeau.. still 2 of them)

  2. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year M&M.

    Your holiday sounds wonderful. Awaiting the descriptions.

  3. I confirm that everything has happened (yoga, ocean, massages...), at least until my departure. And even if I've risked to miss the flight back to Italy, finally I'm here in Milan to comment the blog.
    Thank you again to M&M's for their hospitality and kindness. Hope to see you soon in India or somewhere in the world.
    Baci baci

  4. Oh, I forgot to say that the last post was posted by me: silvia!!!!

  5. When you travel with Matteo, risking to miss your plane is the least that can happen to you.

    Luckily for us there was Mathilde...

    Happy to have had you with us :)