But wait, it's not over yet. Here is how the last week in India was spent.
After New Years I went to the southern most tip of India to see where three major oceanic waters meet: the Arabian Sea on the west coast (where Goa and Kerala are), the Bay of Bengal on the east coast and the the Indian Ocean at the southern most tip of India.
Statue of Swami Vivekananda. The spiritual leader wandered the entire subcontinent with rags and a begging bowl and no other possessions. He reached Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent on 24 December 1892. There, he swam across the sea and started meditating on a lone rock. He thus meditated for three days and said later that he meditated about the past, present and future of India. The rock went on to become the Vivekananda memorial at Kanyakumari.
Goats hanging out on a town wall
After that Nori and I went on a backwater tour in Kerala.
MMMM fresh coconuts!
Jake still meets with resistence when taking certain photographs....
Or maybe Nori just thinks her feet and hands are prettier than her face.
Still getting along famously well.
Nori writes her name in the sand in Hindi.
An ocean wave breaks on the shore unique to all the ones that have gone before.
The ocean still remains unpredictable after countless eons.
Hahaha, who can help but laugh at Nori. Even Nori can't help but laugh at Nori.
After the backwater tour, Nori and I went separate ways. She back to Varanasi to get her stuff and say goodbye to the family she stayed with and I to Goa.
I hold up the golden ratio in my hand on one of the many miles of Goan beaches.
Meet Meep and Moppet
Is there anywhere you can't find a cow in India? The boogie boarding on this beach was great fun. The waves rode in for a good while.
Oops, got careless with the waves.
Train ride back to Delhi
And so concludes the adventures of Nori and Jake in India. Thanks for tuning in. See you next time!