TestimonialBy Cicely Tulloch, Wellington, New Zealand
“Your attention to detail in planning, in accommodation, in balance of activity/relaxation, and most of all in the care and concern you took for us all in actual ” hands on” support, was amazing. “
“Dear Shani, Joji and Shashwath,
I include Shashwath here because I’m not sure if he realises how much his polite, quiet and willing “Fetch and carry” presence contributed to the overall pleasure of our fabulous holiday in India’s Kerala.
It truly was so much more than I had ever expected and I cannot think of anything that could be added to make those 12 days more enjoyable. Your attention to detail in planning, in accommodation, in balance of activity/relaxation, and most of all in the care and concern you took for us all in actual ” hands on” support, was amazing. I started out rather tired and apprehensive of my health being able to cope, and finished rejuvenated and with energy beyond what I’d had for a year.
The food was a new and exciting experience that has already encouraged me to renew my pantry spices and buy a packet of candied fennel seed. While away and since back I haven’t needed to take any indigestion medicine ! I loved the cultural experiences, the performances at the festivities of Xmas eve and New Year’s Eve especially the opportunity to see the performers prepare, and the hospitality of the hosts at the Resort, the Retreat and the eco-farm was outstanding. The open air shower room at the resort was a highlight as the marble floors in the bathrooms of hotels were a little scary when wet.
Another highlight was those first [and later at the farm] jasmine lei when you met us. The two palaces and the art galleries were of great interest to me as a contrast to the Western Tradition and showed me some of the India preBritishRaj and the influences of religion on culture. I was genuinely surprised at the amount of English spoken not just at the touristy places but by the lady I sat next to in the bus! I could go on and on at my delights of what is now just so many happy memories. But it was great to get your photo gallery today as I’ve just managed to reconnect with the internet. I’ll try to get some printed, as well as some from Liz.
You’ve managed to cover everything I was wanting. Again thanks a million for the experience, I only wish that I had brought more gifts home to share it with others.
Wellington, New Zealand