- Sep 25, 2014
Pyramid of Khufu no doubt! Still I could relate to Octopus's story, no haven't been to India, don't plan to. But the vague thought of a tourist visa of 6 months in Ireland has crossed my mind, but not practical when you're not on your own. Colorado? Maybe a quick visit sometime, Oregon is (for good or not) calling, so I can relate to jumping all over the place. Crazy but interesting, and bravo for getting it published. You could probably look at writing a movie script for your tales / journey as well
Agreed: the masala dosas of South India are a wonder of the world! Think I even mentioned eating them three times a day. And I definitely followed around a couple of idlis (Chapters 3 & 4)!Which parts of India did you get to, Ian? I spent a fair amount of time out there, but mainly down south, which is frankly a different country from the north. I still get cravings for a proper masala dosai and maybe a couple of idlis to follow.
One does not hand out dooms, not only for the reasons you mention, which are very great reasons, but it is hubris on the part of the reader.
Never been to India. A friend went recently and reported what you describe in your novel, baksheesh constantly in your face, a hand, beseeching rarely more than 2 feet away.
Masala dosai eaten out of a banana leaf, sitting in the Nilgiri Hills, looking down on the Western Ghats. Tea plantations like emerald blankets. The scent of lantana. Moving west and south, lion-tailed macaques and pied hornbills in the forests of the Cardamom Hills. Sweetened lime juice after the blistering heat of the plains. Cool winds off the sea at Kanyakumari.Agreed: the masala dosas of South India are a wonder of the world! Think I even mentioned eating them three times a day. And I definitely followed around a couple of idlis (Chapters 3 & 4)!
Darn shame what has been happening to Greece. I only went there once, to Corfu, when I was young and a bit glum. Slept on a beach with a little waterfall, where you could shower the saltwater off at the end of the day. It was nice, but due to my circumstances at the time, the memory is bittersweet.Went to Kos once, was so excited to be on Greek soil. .