Kovalam its time we meet on purpose

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But Kelly was at an impasse in her yoga practice and sought a spiritual kickstart. So when she saw that David Garrigues, a yoga instructor she admires, would be in a small beach town in the South of India, not five minutes had passed before she had booked her ticket. Apparently, Kovalam used to be this hippie haven. I remember on my second day there, I was sitting in this restaurant overlooking the ocean and looking around and being like, What are all these random people doing here at the edge of the world? You have these old ladies from Russia who are decked out in all of this costume jewelry, and you have the beautiful, sleek yogis and the Brazilians who are there backpacking through India, and it just seemed like such a strange group of people who had gathered there.

The other thing that struck me was the overwhelming sense of anonymity. This was a place I could navigate as my true self versus the self that I have cultivated here with my friends and work. Though I will say there was a certain amount of chaos — leaving the airport in Trivandrum and getting to Kovalam was insane: people on rickshaws and bikes weaving in and out of traffic.

It seemed like everything was in a different stage of being constructed or being torn down. It was this bizarre mix of new construction and old tradition. It was like stepping into a jungle. But he has this huge garden — there are literally monkeys that will climb through the trees there. It was beautiful.

Kovalam its time we meet on purpose

There was only one time. I was coming home late. In Kovalam, the way that the town is structured — all of the sidewalks have very high walls built up around them. That is how tight the space is. That was the challenge: getting anywhere.

Kovalam its time we meet on purpose

I got lost a bunch of times and one time had to be rescued. Johnny told me that as the tourism industry took off in Kovalam, a lot of these hotels and restaurants and visitor homes built up the walls to prevent locals from entering their properties. And so in way, it was this discriminatory measure, to appeal more to the tourists. There was one time I was coming home late. I would go find it in the morning and he would follow me to the market or the beach. So he was my little buddy for two weeks.

He was just little Sweeters. So this one night I was walking home and there was a drunk man who I think was maybe following me. Sweeters was snapping at the man. So I ran to the gate, opened it really fast and shut it. Everyone watched your every move. Where are you staying? What are you doing? I really like the head bob. Sometimes it means no. But it was like seeing this area through the eyes of a local. We went to this really bizarre restaurant in Trivandrum. It seemed like this restaurant was a converted version of a twisty parking garage ramp. There are all these booths along the far wall as the restaurant spirals upward.

The yoga studio that I go to in Chicago, the owner was coincidentally in Kovalam at the same time, doing a completely separate retreat. So I spent a lot of time with his people, and he had a house and has been going there for 20 years. He knows everything about Kovalam. And he had a neighbor friend, this woman, who made all of this food for us for our final meal. It was thali [the Indian version of tapas] served on a banana leaf — it was definitely the best meal that I had. Thali, presented on this banana leaf, consists of small bites of different dishes, much like tapas.

Who We Are. Here Kelly shares her life-changing Indian spirit journey. All sorts of interesting people flock to Kovalam for Kovalam its time we meet on purpose beaches and focus on wellness. Tell us about Kovalam. Where did you stay in Kovalam? Did you ever feel unsafe in Kovalam? A strange encounter in the walled labyrinthine sidewalks in Kovalam.

This little fella followed Kelly everywhere she went in Kovalam and acted as her guard dog. Did you name the doggie? What was it like being in such a small town? Do you have a boyfriend? What was the most interesting Indian custom you encountered? Kelly likes to play with her food, as seen on this houseboat restaurant.

What was the food like in Kerala? But surprisingly, I was underwhelmed. Johny: Sometimes it means yes.

Kovalam its time we meet on purpose

Kelly: Oh, that clears it up. Kanyakumari and the Healing Waters of Cape Cormorin.

Kovalam its time we meet on purpose

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Kovalam its time we meet on purpose

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Kovalam beach under a pall of gloom