A step back in time – Part 2

Trying to speak Tamil, the language which is predominantly used there was not an easy feat, therefore getting directions and trying to find our way around turned out to be quite an entertaining adventure.

Due to time constrains  I could not explore my roots in-depth, but yet gave me a glimpse into my mother’s family and helped me identify with the places she mentions in her stories.

Despite the language barrier, the stories I heard of courage and survival were unbelievable.  The fisherman who risk their lives on a daily basis to go out to sea, those who had lost loved ones and their homes during the war, but doing their best to stay positive and rebuild their lives.

Listening to their stories and knowing that life is not easy over there, gave me courage and hope when I need it the most.

Here are a few more of my favorite pictures.

A church destroyed 

Waiting for the ferry

Riding in the rain

Fisherman getting ready to go out to see



Fisherman live in shacks like this by the sea


A woman weaving a thatch



Sometimes a bicycle is built for 3


A man going to market on his bicycle

A view from the hotel we stayed at

A selfie with people I met

A passenger on another train

Some ride the train standing by the door

About my random musings

I am originally from South East Asia and I moved to the US about 15 years ago to follow my heart. My heart has since been broken a few times, but I continue to be on journey of trying to mend it. I could talk about running, baking or writing in a small crowd, but put me in a room full of strangers and I will be the one standing in a corner people watching. When I am not writing or running, I would be in my kitchen, flour strewn all over the kitchen counters, music playing in the background and me just rolling and folding dough, excited about what my creation will turn out to be. Besides that I love passionately, when I love, I give it my all, not always a good thing, but that is who I am. I jump both feet in and sometimes I come out with regrets but having learnt a lesson. I believe everything happens for a reason and this is my place to share bits and pieces of my life, my adventures and sometimes misadventures. Hope you enjoy reading my stories as much I enjoy sharing them with you.
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5 Responses to A step back in time – Part 2

  1. Ann Coleman says:

    Terrific photos! I’m glad you got to go back and explore your family’s roots a bit. It was nice to see the smiles…it’s amazing how resilient people can be!

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  2. Wonderful photos!! Unfortunately not all of them showed on my iPad because I’m starting to get low on memory but I loved seeing the ones that I could see!


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