Life's Like That

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Photoblog 2

The road from our resort to Madikeer. A total of 5 kms. We walked all the way. Lovely walk. Then we walked within Madikere. Then we walked back. Lovely!!

On our way back..this dog adopted us. He followed us all way back to the resort..all 5 kms of it. And everytime we stopped hoping he would run ahead and lose us, he stopped too...and waited impatiently till we started walking again. Is this normal dog behavior??

The boy at Madikere Fort. I have discovered on this trip that he is rather obssessed with having pictures of himself taken. I have taken 3-4 pictures of him at every place we visited. Even inside that Monastery on the scorching hot flagstones (we had to remove footwear within the premises) to a large bell that too. No consideration for my poor burning feet!! Tchah!

The Fort was nice. And then we thought we would explore a bit more and ended up here...District Prison Madikere. The policemen didnt seem too amused to see us.

Picture is kind of dark, but it is of a god figure and a demon figure in a very compromising position behind the Madikere jail. makes you

Litter!! Strewing both sides of the mountain trail that leads down to Abbey Falls. I just cannot understand the mentality of someone who can litter a forest so beautiful like this. I can also not understand how anyone can manage to drink beer and Frooti and eat chips on that is steep and winding at the same time and most exhausting!!!

Bang in the middle of Madikere market I see this. Convinces me further that if Mount Everest is ever opened to tourists and if I ever make it to the top, I would hear at least one strident voice calling out "Ore Montu monkey tupi ta pore ne re..boddo thaanda ekhaane." (Montu wear the monkey cap its very cold here).There is no way, that the Bangali tourist will not visit someplace worth visiting. And by God! They were all over Coorg. In various shapes and sizes and degrees of sophistication.

Coorg is also known for its rich culinary traditions. Something that we made full use of. Unfortunately our tummies were not designed to handle the non stop ingestion of food no matter how yummy. We spent our last night in Coorg running to and from the loo. And hissing at each other through closed loo doors "How long are you taking!!? Come ouuuuttt!! I have to GO!!!!" But I must say, something about a shared tummy upset just brings you closer. Tell me,how can you have agonised discussions about potty problems and impending 8 hour bus ride and stomach cramps with someone all night long and not feel cloooooosseee to them? The boy and I know more about each other after this trip than we did in the last 3 years.


  • Tried the local wine at Coorg ?Kinda nice though not that intoxicating as I expected from a local one.But the Coorgi cuisine espcecially the pork ones are a real delight.Ended up buying 2 kgs of local coffee...and for next 3-4 months was always high on caffeine.

    By Blogger Chilla-Bong, at 2:12 AM  

  • Daroon! :)

    By Blogger Rita, at 5:14 AM  

  • What shapely brows u have, m'dear!!

    Seriously though, the pix are great - really inspires one to take a trip down to Coorg, though the God figure and the demon figure have put me off just a bit.

    By Anonymous gm, at 11:01 PM  

  • "The boy and I know more about each other after this trip than we did in the last 3 years." LOL

    By Blogger M (tread softly upon), at 5:39 AM  

  • aha, kajol porey thaak rey, nojor na laage!

    By Blogger rainbeau_peep, at 8:34 AM  

  • They last picture is just so incredibly cute. And I completely second The Peep :D

    By Blogger Rimi, at 6:30 AM  

  • the last line was awesome!

    By Blogger J-O-S-H (My Bench !), at 11:42 AM  

  • @chilla bong: ore baba!! er opor aabr coorg wine!? i dont think i would have made back alive. but the aki roti and stuff...yummmmmmmm!!!!

    @rita : isnt it? you must visit if you havent done so already.

    @ gm: henh henh. oi maane got them done 2 days before i left for coorg...tai aar holey aamar brows aar aash paasher jongole khub ekta tofat dekhte paarte na. and yes you must visit coorg whenever you can. and dont let obscene gods and demons put you off.

    @m : yes know what i mean :P

    @rainbeau peep : *raises one shapely eyebrow delicately*

    @rimi: aar cute. whole nite..whattotell only!!

    @josh : henh...but true..verrrrry true.

    By Blogger Ron, at 1:37 AM  

  • yep - u do learn a lot more when in distress or when travelling on a boat ... in no particular order :)
    and everytime a dog has followed - I can't help remember the final journey of the Pandavas ... heck we had dogs leading and following even on Savandurga!!
    nice pics ... cudn't manage Coorg/Madikere when in Bangalore - some other time maybe!

    By Blogger Venky, at 10:44 AM  

  • Hey wow...looks like u had a blast..ur post reminded me of our coorge trip!

    By Blogger Ekta, at 4:02 AM  

  • nice... did ya eat the pork?

    Oh yea, update the link to me, no?

    By Blogger Urban Bourbon Ninja, at 3:55 AM  

  • I am from coorg married to a bong, and yes the difference couldn't be more marked - you folks are the consummate tourists, while we couldn't be more satisfied wining and dining ourselves through a vacation.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:58 PM  

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