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2019 trip to india

Whoops, it’s been a while since I last posted! I’ve been slowly sharing photos from our family trip to India on my instagram account. We were there for two weeks in the middle of August, and we visited Delhi, Jaipur, … Continue reading

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The Journey Part Two: Finding Sources

Last time I talked about how I came to write a historical fiction novel and how I chose a time period. Next, I’ll talk a bit about how I found sources. I’ll break this down by the types of sources … Continue reading

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Flower pics from my trip to india

We visited a greenhouse in Kerala that grew lovely flowers.

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Madurai

Hooray for my last post about the India trip! I’m not going to blog about the horrendously long voyage home in which I coughed the entire way and ran fevers. Oh wait, I guess I just did. So after Thanjavur … Continue reading

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Chidambaram and Thanjavur

There are only two more blog entry left about my India trip (that happened way back in January!). What in the world am I going to blog about after I’m done? I guess I’ll have to go somewhere else interesting. … Continue reading

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Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu here we come! After our house boat trip we drove back to Kochi and then flew into Chennai (Madras). The next day we drove down to Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) which is the city where the main character of one … Continue reading

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Allappuzha

Next we drove down to Alappuzha (Alleppey), a lovely town filled with canals and streams, rice paddies and coconut trees. Known as the “Venice of the East”, many people live along the canals and get around via boats. We spent … Continue reading

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Kumarakom

So I’m not even close to done with describing my trip to india. After Thekkady, we went to a town called Kumarakom, on the border of Vembanad Lake. The lake is India’s longest lake (according to wikipedia anyway) and is … Continue reading

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Thekkady

Next stop Thekkady! In Thekkady we visited a spice farm that had lots of spice trees, flowers, and nuts. We saw: pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, coffee, cocoa, jackfruit, betel nut, allspice, chinese coriander, curry leaves, rubber trees, vanilla, and sandalwood. … Continue reading

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Munnar

From Kochi we drove to Munnar, a quiet town in the hills of Kerala. Despite the winding, nausea-inducing drive (with very scary blind curves), I was entranced by the lush green hills covered with tea plants and flowers. We stayed … Continue reading

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