The highest point in South India, called Doddabetta (Tamil: தொட்டபெட்டா). Part of the Nilgiri Hills, Doddabetta is 2637 meters (8652 feet). Poland makes me miss India, for some reason.

(Taken with a disposable Kodak camera, March 2011)

In Tamil Nadu, the climate is hot, hotter, hottest.

Dr. P.A. Sampathkumar, head of Asian Christian Studies Department, Pondicherry University


Our humble group of 16 American & (one) Canadian college students had been trekking around South India—mostly the state of Kerala and a few days in Tamil Nadu, where we’ll be spending the rest of our time—for the past two weeks. While gallivanting, I made lists, and the gang assisted. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

Things You Can’t Find In India

Misleading Gestures

Smells/Tastes/Sounds of India (three separate explorations)

Westernized Items that are Popular Here

Cultural Taboos

Classes I’m Taking

Sentences You Can Only Hear In India

To Do Before We Leave India