LamandEgg on Walkabout! travel blog

Lammie with Kavita's Uncle, Aunt, and cousin

Orchids


We made our way to Muvuttapurzha (sounds like Mwotapura), where we met Kavita's uncle. He wisked us by auto-rickshaw back to his home on an acreage in a nearby town called Arakuzha. Throughout the day, a number of Kavita's aunties, uncles and cousins stopped by to say hello. It was great! We got a tour of their acreage and saw jackfruit trees, rubber trees, palm trees, nutmeg, orchids, and pineapples.

In the late afternoon, a man came by to tap one of the palm trees for toddy (a potent local drink ranging in alcoholic strength from sweet-weak to sour-strong). We were told that the evening toddy (toddy collected at night), was stronger. It definately tasted strong and was a bit sour. Nevertheless, it was quite refreshing!

After a great dinner of beef curry, fish, and mashed jackfruit, we watched a Malayalam movie.



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