We are in Kallar. – What’s that place?
– It’s a place up in the mountains. – How long have we been here?
– For one night. Yes, we got here yesterday. This is the outside of our hotel.
It’s a very cute little house. And there is Harry.
What are you two doing? We found a bunch of sticks,
and I felt like making a spear. You look like warriors. We are warriors.
We will fight each other. Once upon a time, we did.
Dangerous, huh? You guys, how about… Hey, good morning.
Shall we go for a swim? – Could you give us a room tour first? It will be quick.
– Absolutely! Yes, very quick. Here is the fantastic hotel room
with the colorful sheets. We slept pretty good. The TV turned on and off during the night.
No idea why, but that’s how it can be in India. In here is a pink bathroom.
It’s very pink. I have to explain. The TV up there just turned on,
in the middle of the night, several times. It was scary, a bit spooky. I think it’s because
the power went out a few times. The worst part was that the remote turned off
the screen, but the audio kept playing really loud. After the third time
I just pulled out all the cords. Other than that,
it was a good night. There’s a mountain here in Kallar
called Ponmudi. We came here to experience some nature.
Fresher air, other things to see. Yes. – Let’s swim, and then eat breakfast.
– Yes. I thought I would
catch fish with my spear. To eat for breakfast, or what? No, I want to sell it
and make money so that I can buy… Candy! This is a lovely stream, or rapid,
where the water is actually cold. That’s something we’re not exactly spoiled with.
The beach in Varkala has such warm water. Very warm. – This is cooling.
– Yes! This will wake us up. Come here, buddy.
I got you. How am I supposed to catch a fish
if there aren’t any? – Maybe give up the fishing and swim instead?
– Yeah, I will. Carry me! We got a little landlubber here. Are there any little fishies here? Yesterday when we got to the hotel,
Alma and I did some wood carving. My father made one of these
paddle wheels for me when I was a kid. I thought it would be fun to pass it on
and make one for Alma and Harry. You can place it in the stream…
if you get the sticks to go down. And now, the result. – Yay!
– Go, go! We didn’t get to choose
what we’d eat for breakfast. – What did you get?
– An omelette. And what’s on the table? This is dosa, a traditional
breakfast food in this part of India. It’s served with sambar,
which is a vegetable stew. – It’s pretty spicy, right?
– Yes. And chutney. And pineapple. Now we will go to a place called Meenmutty,
and we will go there in this lovely ride. Safari vibes. – Super cool, right?
– Yes. – Are we going to the waterfall in this rickshaw?
– Yes. – And to the mountain?
– Yes, exactly. There is lots of cool nature
to look at in this area. – Do you know how far from Varkala we are?
– No, I don’t. It took us two hours
to get here yesterday. Okay, we are two hours
from Varkala. Such a cozy car.
The roof is a bit low for me. 1 km (0.6 miles) of trekking
through the jungle, and you get here. All you want to do is to go for a swim,
but it’s forbidden. Why? We can not swim? Why not? “No. No.” Why not? I think it has to do
with swimming skills. I’m just guessing, but many Indians can’t swim
and they don’t want any accidents to happen. Or maybe during the rainy season
the water rushes down, and that’s a risk. It’s a dry period now.
The water is flowing quite calmly. – Look at all the fish in here.
– Did you bring your… Of course I brought my… Harpoon. …my spear. – Do you see any fish?
– Yes, but only the kind that eats on feet. All the fish here
are of that kind. Spa fish. Over there
are huge ones. – Oh, that’s a big one.
– What is it? That’s a centipede… a huge centipede.
I have never seen one that big. Me neither. Eww, gross. – Is it dead?
– Yes, of course. These can’t exactly handle water. – Pick it up.
– Okay then. – Free point swimming, there.
– Yeah, yeah. – That’s what he did with it.
– He didn’t want us to look at it. He threw it away. This is a good spot
where we can swim. We are in Ponmudi on a mountain peak
1 000 m above sea level. (3 300 ft) Yep. – It’s mighty.
– It’s so beautiful here. – What a nature overload we got today.
– Yes, indeed. Alma and Harry are completely silent and exhausted.
How has it been? How is it? It has been good, it is good.
It’s cool, it’s good. – I have enjoyed getting to see the Indian jungle.
– Yeah. It’s very sunny so we are squinting,
but it’s nice and breezy. It’s a bit cooler than usual,
but it’s still very hot. We have a Question of the Day.
Wilma S writes: “Does it happen often, or how does Alma feel
when a stranger pinches her cheek?” Then she gives an example from our previous vlog
in which we were at a temple festival. It’s fun that they give us attention,
but it’s not very fun that they pinch us. They don’t do it to be mean,
they are very interested in us as tourists. It’s not threatening or unpleasant.
Or what do you two feel? No, it kind of feels like
they are showing us that they like us. Yes. It’s like, their way of showing
that they like and acknowledge you two. It’s always happy faces, and we can tell that it’s real.
The locals are so interested in us, what we are doing… – And why we are here.
– Exactly. “Why did you choose to come here?”. – “Why didn’t you go there?”
– Exactly. Thank you for watching this video! Please leave a thumbs up, or down. Leave comments, ask questions
and take care until next time. Bye bye!