Anil is always on the phone!
After I was fully awake and inquired about these noisy people that woke us up at 6 am, Anil at the front desk told us that they have to harvest coconuts every three months, otherwise they start falling on their own, and yes, that can be a bad thing. I have a several times been lounging by the pool when first comes a crunching sound of palm fronds followed by a very loud bang as the coconut hits the tin roof, or the ground, hopefully, of course, not landing on anyones head!
This woman about 4'9" carried away ALL the coconuts on her head! Some people don't need to be coerced to be silly! This is Seby, hotel manager and pal o' mine.
Eileen calling her husband from Christina's office.
This is my pal Sharon who runs this outdoor shop. She is just lovely. I always ask what I can bring her next year and this time she asked for my shade of purple toenail polish! Such good taste, Sharon!
View from our patio at night.Well what do ya know, Anil is not on the phone!
Now, in case you are wondering, yes, I am planning my next trip already which will be in December. And, last night Gary and I saw Slumdog Millionaire again in the theater. The first time we saw it, was before my recent trip to India, and I read the book that it is based upon, Q & A by Vikas Swarup while lounging by the pool in Goa. It was a different experience this time around, watching the audiences reactions, knowing the plot, and still feeling pretty connected to India. I got all teary. I miss India, and the poverty thing is just giving me nightmares. You are not surprised.
Gary and I have been discussing the idea of a "handicraft co-op" in Bangalore where I can set up a fair trade thing, thereby helping out an entire community while I do my textile thing. Of course, this project is a long way off, but I have shown myself, I can do anything I set my mind to. It's time I did more for a country and a people that have given so much to me.
Have a lovely day, everyone.