My holiday in India: Noah Jones, aged 8
Saturday 05 July 2008
What I did
I went backpacking in Goa and Kerala with my mum. Me and my little brother had to carry all our stuff in a rucksack. We slept in beach huts and at night the sound of the waves kept me awake. We also slept on a Keralan rice boat. In the evening we saw kingfishers, parakeet and flying fish. In the morning I woke up really early and there was fog all over the water, it was beautiful. I wanted to swim in the river but I was too scared. Mum went first and I dived in. I opened my eyes and the world was completely green.
What I liked
One day we rode on an elephant called Babu. I sat right behind his ears – he stank! Babu dipped his trunk into the river, flung it back and completely soaked me.
What I ate
Curry and vegetables. And guess what? We ate it off a banana leaf instead of a plate.
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