When I left India by ship from Mumbai, I cruised across the calm Arabian Sea to Mombasa on a week-long journey. Delighting in vegetarian curry on the trip, I thought it would be my last. Continue reading A Taste of India Across the Sea
The ship docked after a week crawling across the placid Arabian Sea. My foot touched African soil for the first time to the sound of an African greeting, “Jambo.”
As I explored Kenya’s coastal city, Mombasa, sea breezes sailed in off the ocean. Continue reading Kenya’s Mombasa
Ship off the Kenyan coast
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Three times I’ve left India, (oops, now it’s four, since writing this post) and two of those times were by sea. Firstly, I chugged across the Palk Straight from Rameswaram to Mannar Island, Lanka.
The second sea exit was Continue reading Leaving India
Photo courtesy: P.M. Puniyameen — Wikimedia Commons
On the southern most tip of India lies Kanyakumari.
I visited this wind swept pilgrimage point before the rows of souvenir stalls and temples were constructed. Continue reading Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari
Sailing towards Kenya on the calm Arabian Sea, I knew I’d return to India one day. The country left its mark on me.