In off season August.
I stayed at Gold Star Resort. I paid 1000 rupees for an AC room. Its not fancy but a reasonable place for the money. Or not? Because I didnt look elsewhere.
I rented a scooter from the rental right outside the resort. 250 for 24 hours which was deducted on return from the 1000 bucks deposit. It was pay for your own fuel. 90/litre at the rental. 70 at the oil dealer. There are two oil dealers in Havelock. At least that’s what I saw.
For the first time, I did snorkelling in Havelock Island. The resort arranged for me a boat and a guide for 1200 rupees. It could be cheaper if you go in a group.
We rode this speed boat from the jetty to near the light house.
It’s not about the whistle. It’s about how long!
In India, especially back home in Mizoram, we use pressure cooker a lot. I have seen various methods to decide when the dish is cooked – the number of whistles, time and water vaporizing when you sprinkle water on the side surface of the cooker. From my humble cooking experience, I have found “time” to be the most reliable and economical. I don’t care if the cooker whistles or not as long as the lid is air tight.
5 minutes on full flame, another 5 on medium and 3 minutes on sim. Note: I don’t dip the finger any more to measure the amount of water. 🙂 The ratio 1(rice):2(water) always works. That is for one cup of rice, add two cups of water.
I’ve just returned from a trip to Port Blair and Havelock, Andaman – one of the few places with clear ocean water in India. I spent two nights in Havelock and a night in Port Blair. I rode the ferry. I lived on a diet of fish curry and rice. I did snorkelling, glass boat ride and many more but no trekking or cycling. Pictures and more posts in the days to come. Stay tuned.
Several months ago I sat down in the pantry at work, wrote these 19 bullet points, in no particular order, on why I wanted to quit my job and go on an adventure.
1. See sunrise and sunset
2. Lookup the sky at night
3. Exercise. Tired of being fat.
4. Realize the value of money
5. Realize the value you get in a corporate Continue reading