The idiosyncrasies of Indian culture include incredible warmth to strangers and providing an actual toilet for your dog..
I amble towards the Kollam coast, gateway to the Keralan Backwaters, and happen spectacular festival.
A humbling experience in Tamil Nadu where I meet Mr Daniel, a man who gave up everything to help rural communities in the area.
A journey into the hills around Periyar reveals many interesting finds.
In my first few days in Kerala I discover business is conducted via head wobbling and encounter an ingenious NGO working with under privileged children.