Day 90

How do you gauge the weather?

How do you gauge how hot it is? I used to gauge it off the number of showers in Cambodia but then I would lose count. Well ever since Cambodia (Phnom Penh which Summer still thinks is the hottest) I gauge the heat by how much we sweat sitting, waiting for a meal, reading or typing and generally doing nothing. Even the kids get a little sweat up, and we knew today was going to be hot as we were sweating when we woke up. Suffice to say it is hot today.

The kids are excited to have some friends to play with downstairs, I think it is reciprocated as the homestay girls have been on summer vacation for 2 months and have been hanging out for someone else to play with. It has been really good actually for the girls to have other children to talk to, play games and hang out with. So today we just hung out at the homestay until sunset. The kids played all day downstairs while Summer and I did trip stuff (itinerary, banking, flights, visa’s) It was actually good to catch up and helpful to have some good Wifi.

Empty Alappuzha beach.

Empty Alappuzha beach.

Two days later, packed Alappuzha beach.

Two days later, packed Alappuzha beach.

We then went back to Alappuzha beach for sunset. What a difference 4 hours makes, it was like the whole town went to the beach for sunset. Only two days earlier and there was hardly anyone on this huge strip of sand and now, pure madness, chaos and camels, it was all there. An experience for us all once again as there wasn’t too many tourists so Summer and the kids got a lot of stares from the locals.

Back into town for some dinner and then up to the supermarket for some toilet paper. Little Spring has an upset tummy and we thought we better load up just in case. The toilet paper here is the most expensive purchase we have made in India so far. We returned to the homestay via tuk tuk as it was raining by the time our heads hit the pillow. Today marked our third month of travel and it feels like it is racing along.

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