Living 2 days on HighWay

Hi friends,

 Homewarming has moved to new home here.



We traveled South 1,000 kilometers every 4-6 months to visit my in-laws families in God’s Own Country, Kerala. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Rivers flow between hundreds of velvet green mountains likes snakes slither. People are lovely and the food is divined. The easiest way to get there is by plane. There is an international airport right on top of the green tableland at the centre of the state.

But we’ve been living in the land of Masala, we needed to spice up our lives by driving ourselves thousand kilometers across 3 states to get home.

We have done the trip like this 5 times already. Every time there was something new, something different and some problems to encounter. Like the first time, we learned to change the tire in the middle of the national forest ourselves, the second time, we had to scheduled our trip for almost 2 hours because of flood on the highway, the third time we got confuse and lost, the forth time we learned to fight the worst road conditions ever, and the fifth time we encountered the worst traffic in the highway and found ourselves the local guardian angles who suggested us the alternative way and we found the most beautiful villages in the middle of the jungle and a lot of lovely scenes. I don’t know what’s up next for us in the next trip. I loved the feeling like being in the “Amazing Race”.

We usually started at 6am in the morning when the road was clear and it was easy to get out of the city. We secured Yaseen in the car seat with me sitting beside him. My sister was in the front seat with the map and camera in her hands. The best part of the whole trip was the conversations. We talked and learned about each other more every single minute.

There would not be any good restaurant in this route, so we stopped somewhere in the middle of a thick forest or outskirt of a small village to have a quick picnic lunch, which I prepared 1 hour before the journey. We shared the leftover with friendly wild monkeys.

We stoped to walk on the white sand beach right on the highway. The waves was strong, and the wind was refreshing.

At the end of the first day we couldn’t even feel our legs because we barely moved in the tiny spaces. All we needed were a nice room. We got the best room in the best hotel in the Udupi at KM 780 from the beginning of the journey. The room wasn’t wonderful, but it’s all we can find on the highway.

The next morning we left the hotel at 7.00, and continued the journey into the coconut land. We were excited every time entering Kerala, the beautiful state where my husband was born. He wouldn’t stop bragging about how amazing this place was, we agreed, it was truly incredible.

We visited Bekal Fort, the beach front magnificent struture .

We stopped for lunch at our favourite restaurant where we always ordered fish biryani. Then it only took us two and a half hour to get home, where they always waited with smile and happy tears.

We are making a trip again next month; we hope to share with you soon.

Hi friends,

 Homewarming has moved to new home here.




18 Comments Add yours

  1. incidentalcooksuman says:

    wonderful post…very well written…enjoyed reading it…lovely pics too..

  2. Kristin says:


    I am so happy to find your blog. What an amazing community you have pulled together. Your family is beautiful, the food delicious and your sharing is inspired. I’ll be back soon and often to join you on your HomeWarming Journey.

    Kristin @theschellcafe

    1. Tes says:

      Thanks Kristin, I hope you will be back soon. So happy you visit our home 🙂

  3. Tammy McLeod says:

    It looks like you had a great trip. I enjoyed your photos.

  4. Tes, beautiful photos and you’re so right, the best thing about trips like these is the shared moments with the people you love! 🙂

  5. sweetlife says:

    great post, I love all the pics..road trips are fun, something new to see everytime…


  6. It’s great that your husband has such pride in his home – and it is indeed a very beautiful place 🙂 I love all the photographs, so gorgeous. And wild monkeys?! Too cool, I can only imagine!!

  7. Jian says:

    Hey Tes is that fruit on the bottom right of last picture jambu? Wow I’m really missing the variety of tropical fruits right now!

    1. Tes says:

      It’s cashew nut fruits actually. I know it looks similar to jambu, but look at the bottom of those fruits, there are cashew nuts!

      1. Jian says:

        Haha yeah those two always confuse me! Thanks for clearing that up!

  8. leeswammes says:

    I’m new to your blog, I love the road journey story. It’s so nice to see a bit of your country.

    I’m here:

    1. Tes says:

      Thanks for visiting. I hope you come back for more. I love your blog, too. There are many recipes I can’t wait to try.

  9. lifeinarecipe says:

    Amazing photos, thanks for taking us on the journey! I look forward to hearing of your next adventure!

    1. Tes says:

      Thanks Cindy, I will definately share the next advanture with a lot of pictures. Thanks for visiting.

  10. Kwokmun says:

    Tes, you have a beautiful family! I love the blend of different cultures in your food. Thanks for visiting! I will be checking your blogs to read more about your adventures.

  11. kaztronomic says:

    I love road trips; they always bring some sort of adventure.

    Your photographs are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

  12. jeffreyww says:

    Wow! TaMara insisted that I should look at your blog, and I’m glad I did! Very pretty, and such nice photos!

  13. richannkur says:

    Tes, thank you for visiting…. your comments are really valuable for me. With the help my blog I have found a beautiful like you… Thanks

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