Now seemed as good-a time as any to get the blog underway!..Here goes!...
Journey In a Nutshell:
We're flying out from Manchester Airport at 08:55 on Dec 31st; transferring via Abu Dhabi at 16:05 (not Munich as I've been telling everybody) and landing in Trivandrum in the south of India at 3:30am Jan 1st local time (10:00pm UK time).
- India is 5.5 hours infront.
From there we'll be going to the Shiva Garden Hotel for 3 nights and generally just finding our way around. http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Shiva-Garden-Home-Stay-and-Apartments/Trivandrum/40671
On the Jan 4th we'll be leaving Trivandrum (and the region of Kerala) and getting the 4:10pm daily train to Tirunelvel station in Tamil Nadu; arriving at 7:30pm.
Here we hook up with the charity: SCAD. The charity here is based in its' own compound and addresses the needs for the local population in a variety of ways including: Schooling, Schooling for the physically/mentally challenged, nursing education & healthcare, trade/skill education etc. We'll be here for 10 days.
We get the train back to Trivandrum and fly out at 04:15 local time; arriving back at Manchester at 14:30 UK time on 16th Jan.
- There's daily internet here but it cuts out regularly. All being well we should be able to regularly update this blog as we go along!