India - March 23, 2008

Hello!  I'm in an internet cafe in the hilltop station of Thekeddy in Kerala.  India is amazing!  I'm on day 3 of 6 and so far I love everything: the food, the weather, the people, the scenery!  I have my rucksack, but I am definitely not a true backpacker seeing as I'm staying in (relative for India) pretty luxurious places and have spent a fortune on everything from a pink quartz Ginesh to an obscene amount of elephant related artifacts and paintings.  I thought I was going to be on a tour, but it's really just me and my driver, Antony.  He's very nice and accommodating and has been a fun guide.  I haven't been sick (knock on wood) nor have I been eaten by any mosquitoes or snakes (again, knock on wood) so everything is going well.  
I'll write again in a few days!