Murmeli goes India

An AIESEC traineeship in Hyderabad, India

Christmas, New Year and after

Happy New Year 2007 to everybody!

After finishing my traineeship I went to Kerala with Toby and Brittany for a Christmas Holiday. Johannes joined the group a bit later in Varkala. We stayed in Varkala and one night on a house boat in the backwaters close to Alleppey. Varkala is a famous beach resort that attracts loads of tourists especially this time of year. We spent our time there riding bikes (Toby rode a huge 350cc Enfield Bullet!), lying on the beach and eating great food. We were a bit stressed about the house boat thing because we had not anticipated the prices to be so high. Eventually we paid 13500 Rupees for about 22 hours on a house boat, including all meals. The House boathouse boat was definitely one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

After Kerala we went to Goa to meet our friends from Hyderabad and some Mumbai people. We stayed in Anjuna in northern Goa. On Saturday we went to Panjim, the capital. I had been there already once before in August, but the city is so nice that it is a pleasure stroll along its streets again. On Sunday we were first thinking about hiring bikes and go for a ride but the prices they were asking were so ridiculous that we decided to stay in Anjuna and take it easy. In the evening we went to close-by Baga to celebrate New Year.

On January 1. I said bye bye to many dear friends as they left back to Hyderabad and I started travelling with my Last group picgirlfriend. We took a train back to northern Kerala, to a city called Kannur. We went to see a traditional art form of North Kerala, theyyam, which was a great experience. After this we went to Wayanad wildlife sanctuary close to the border of Tamil Nadu and stayed there one night. In the park we saw some elephants and lots of different kinds of deer. After the park we came to Calicut for one night before heading to Cochin.

Cochin must belong to the itinerary of every traveller who comes to Kerala. The place, meaning specifically the area of Fort Cochin, is a very relaxed small town with plenty of excellent restaurants and comfortable hotels and home-Kathakalistays. Here we also went to see a traditional Kathakali show. We have now been here for three nights and we will spend one more.

Tomorrow we will take a bus to the tea plantations in Munnar and stay there for two nights. Then we will go to Kumily for one night and then from there we will travel to Madurai to see a big temple and to take the night train to Bangalore. There we will spend one night and on Sunday I will start travelling alone and she will go back to work in Hyderabad.

I uploaded some pictures into the gallery, from Christmas, New Year and then from my trip in January. Enjoy!


January 8, 2007 - Posted by | Pictures from India, Traveling in India


  1. I put some new pictures from the rest of my trip with my girlfriend into the gallery. There are some beautiful pictures from Munnar, go see. Tomorrow I will go to Ooty in Tamil Nadu by bus. I will need my warm clothes there, as it is a hill station, 2240 meters from sea level. My girlfriend will return to Hyderabad today and we are both very sad about that. We only have a couple of hours before her train, so I will not spend any more time on the ‘net. I’ll rather spend that time together with her. Take care and stay tuned for more posts in the future.

    Comment by murmeli | January 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. moi Muermeli!

    Happy New Year! Sorry, I didn’t send you Christmas and New Year’s greetings on time… times have been crazy (Henry and I are buying an appartment). Hugs for New Year and keep us posted!

    Comment by Tanjuska | January 16, 2007 | Reply

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