After a series of events that weren't so kind to me (volunteer projects cancelling, almost getting kidnapped, breaking my hand and wrist, getting kidney stones, 🎉), I decided to have a bit of a celebration. Step 1: Take bus to nearby (an hour is nearby, right?) village Kattapana. Because they have movies there! I wish that I had taken … Continue reading A Very Merry UnBirthday to Me, Weird Pringles, and Housemates.
Now that my kidney stone and broken bone fiascos are complete, I feel so refreshed and grateful. You don't realize how amazing it feels to not feel any pain or nausea until you've been plagued by it constantly. Last night I went out for a little bit just to test my limits. Today I went … Continue reading Re-Entering the World.
I had never used Tinder prior to this experiment. Not a fan of hook-up-culture, but I've read funny chats previously and thought to see what I get while here. I put it for male and female since I indicated friendship only, but sadly I didn't see any females come up. There's my profile, pretty straight … Continue reading Indian Tinder – Kerala Edition.
Ok so 47 may be an exaggeration, but it's how I feel. My blog caption should probably be changed from 'to India' to 'to the hospital'. Breaking my hand, wrist, and now kidney stones definitely rank this trip up there for worst vacation ever. *If you're new here, I have previously been to India 5 … Continue reading Samantha Jo Goes to the Hospital – Part 47
I know I said I was taking a break, but it was too hard. I love writing in my blog. Hope you're not disappointed that I'm back so soon 😝 Earlier this week, I googled some nearby places for unique activities since I've looked at so many hills and the pictures are all starting to … Continue reading Green Park Spice Plantation Review – Kumily, Kerala.
After the fun ordeal of finding out that my hand was broken, life was getting back to normal. I had been wrapping it daily for five days when I realized that the pain in my hand was improving, but the pain in my wrist was getting worse. I called my driver friend, Aneesh, and went back … Continue reading My Broken Wrist and a Sneak Peek of My $4 House.
Just when I thought this was my worst trip to India because of the terrible flight experience, multiple volunteer projects cancelling on me and subsequently leading to me waste a quarter of my entire budget within a week... it got worse. In India, most bathrooms are classified as 'wet bathrooms'. This essentially means that there is no partition … Continue reading Breaking My Hand and Finding a Cheaper Apartment.
After my disastrous week, I managed to secure the cheapest AirBNB home in all of South India at just $232 for a month. Yes, a private room for less than $8 per day. Big room, tv, good modern house, hot water, and toilet paper. Yes, toilet paper is a big deal and I had not … Continue reading Renting an Apartment in India.
After deciding to leave Thekkady, I booked a house in nearby Kuttikkanam. It was a little more than an hour drive, but well worth the beautiful pure scenery. See how it's right there in the middle of the lush green 😍 Anyways, so I am renting a room in a beautiful house atop a hill. Presently the … Continue reading Kuttikkanam, Kerala.
I have said on my facebook page that I will not be sharing my location until after I leave, for privacy and safety. If I know you or we only have like one degree of separation, then I don't mind. Feel free to ask privately, I'm not in the CIA or anything 😂 Since many … Continue reading Weekend Trip to Thekkady.