Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We took a trip to Tanjavur(also known as Tanjore) in the last weekend of July to meet with Vanitha(prabhu's sister ) and their family. Tanjore is called the rice bowl of South India and historically had  been the Chola empire's capital. There was a lot of greenery and Vanitha's house had  a few coconut trees and Guava tree . The fresh coconut juice during our stay was particularly delicious.
We also visited the famous Brihadeeswarar Temple and the South Indian cultural center. Of course this was supplemented by excellent and timely food eating breaks. Thanks Vanitha, Selvakumar,Divya, Joshua , Jason and Jeryl.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Beach Bums

Week before last we took a last little holiday here in India. We packed up the car and headed south to Pondicherry for a few days and then and Mahabalapuram, where we stopped so that Ashwin and Priya could see the stone carvings. In Pondy we met up with Prabhu's cousin Babu and family, and stayed at an awesome beach resort the kids loved - it even had it's own small organic farm, where Ashwin and Priya got to feed the animals and try their hands at milking. We had lots of fun swimming, combing the beach for shells, biking, playing tennis and just relaxing together.