Mar 022015

Exclusive Limited Edition Kerala Travel Book Giveaway 

Old saying you can take a man out of Kerala but you cannot take Kerala out of a man. If you know of any other version or older version of this saying please update as no longer we are supporting the earlier versions that are outdated and may compromise the fun of this post.

Long story short, after I came back home from Kerala, the good folks at Kerala Tourism emailed me and wanted to publish one of my articles on an exclusive book they were coming out about chosen posts by all the 27 bloggers who were part of the first Kerala Blog Express from around the world. All the way from A for America, B from Brazil to Z for Zealand as in New Zealand, OK so that did not go well.

So let us come back to the book, it is called Kerala – A Blog Eye View and has articles and pictures written by travelers from around the world. Each of the travelers brings a very unique insight into the charms of God’s Own Country.

Let us begin with Michelle Ricafranca Rasmussen (yes that is the name of a single girl, her twin has her own name), who is on the cover of the book along with a gentle tusker and the chemistry between the gentle giant tusker and this Chemistry student cum traveler is evident, and she feels this Elephant hug was the most precious moment of the whole trip.


Travel Book Kerala

Elephant Hugs: A precious moment between beauty and the beast

Or take the case of Eva Abal from Spain who was totally fascinated by the colors of Kerala and could not click enough no matter how many memory cards she filled.

Then we have Edgar the eternal traveler from Philippines who thinks to get a more intimate experience of Kerala one needs to cruise on a small Shikara in the narrow canals of backwaters. Or look Dina from Indonesia who is overwhelmed with the Human warmth around her in Kerala. Then we have  Gael who is a celebrity blogger  from Philippines , and is totally wild about Wayanad.

One of the most interesting post came from Stefania Van Lieshout from the Netherlands ( one of my favorite countries in Europe, that I visited last Century and a next visit is sure due ). Stefania is a true global citizen and has been to more than 60 countries and now lives in Spain. So she is no stranger to diverse cultures and yet found the various signs, posters etc. in Kerala very different from anything she had seen and was sure amused at the cultural differences that one can infer from these posters.

As for me your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler, my article on taking a piece of Kerala Home appeared in the book along with some pictures.  So before going to Kerala and prepare your shopping list for Kerala based on this article.

Here is one of my picture that got published in the book (All the pictures are without watermark in the book)

  I can go on and on and on but that will spoil the fun that I am about to disclose to those who may soon get a copy of the book.

So the good folks at Kerala Tourism just sent me 3 copies of this very exclusive limited edition book based on posts and pictures by 27 travel bloggers from around the world.

So what is fun in that you may ask?

Well the fun part is that I am gifting two copies of this exclusive this special book Kerala- A  Blog’s  Eye View to readers of desi Traveler. All the current and new fans of desi Traveler on Twitter and Facebook have a chance to participate in the giveaway.

All you need to do is like desi Traveler on Facebook and  / or twitter and  tweet about the contest. The #hastag to be used in #KeralaBlogBook and you may win a copy of the same.

#hastag to be used is #KeralaBlogBook and you may win a copy of the same if you are the lucky winner.


 Kerala Travel Book Kerala Blog Express

Kerala Blog Express : Authors of the best  Kerala Travel Book 🙂 

On a side note if you want to try another fun exercise some of these bloggers that appear in this sketch above have appeared on desi Traveler in one or more post, if you can identify them then your chances of winning will increase ( Human Intervention 🙂 ). Just leave a comment if you can identify any one of them and I will pick up one winner based on right identification and one on participation. If nobody is able to recognize any blogger both books will go for the participation itself.


So just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and it will guide you to the steps.

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You are welcome to do search on Google for identification.

You need to identify only one of them to increase your chances of winning. As each person you identify and comment correctly you get. Remember this is only for fun and will not stop you from winning the bookyou can still win by just participating in the contest.

Results by end of this month once the giveaway ends and books will be shipped once the winner share their postal address.

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  32 Responses to “Kerala: A Blog’s EYE VIEW: An Exclusive Kerala Travel Book giveaway”

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  1. Awesome idea! The book sounds and looks so interesting from your post!

  2. Woohoo! Congratulations, Prasad – such a beautiful nostagia inducing sketch, this book I am sure will make for a wonderful memoir. As for the guess – please excuse me if I am way off the target – but here it goes – #3 is Tarun, #20 is Rutavi and #1 is you!

  3. You do make it sound amazing. Would love to visit Kerela for that elephant hug!!!

  4. I remember the souvenir post. That was a good one. Congratulations.
    Blogs’ eye view sounds cool, doesn’t it?

  5. Congrats on the book. That pic of Indian Michelangelo is great.

  6. 🙂 I love the book, a very nice reminder of a great trip.

  7. Ok. let me take my chances… No 18 in the Pic is Dina, and you mentioned her in this very post! 🙂

  8. First of all, congratulations on the book. I wish I could have won one copy but then I am not a new subscriber.

  9. The moment I come to your blog, I can’t resist smiling ear to ear. 🙂 देखने का कोई पैसा नहीं 🙂 मालूम है 🙂

    Yes of course I would like to have a copy of this book but don’t want to bully you to send me. Rather, I will request you to please convey my message to Kenny & other folks to send me one. I am ready to pay for it. (He is not replying to my comment on FB) 🙁 🙁

    Dina, Michelle, the cover girl, you, Tarun & Anita Bora. Tell me how many are correct. 🙂

    • Thanks Nisha….This comment is just like the street vendors in our Bazaars….

      I was actually trying to get more copies of the book from Kerala Toursim to give more than 2 to the readers. But there are only limited amount printed so I am sharing two of my copies… to the winners 🙂

  10. Congrats on getting your work published. I have entered the contest, but made a mistake with tweet URL, I have entered the URLto by twitter profile. Hope to win the book 😉

  11. I have always been curious about Kerala. I am sure the book is good..

  12. Awesome man! Great achievement, I will buy one copy for sure and will (try to) review it too 😀

    • Thanks Punit, as of now the book is not available in market and only way to get it is to win the contest 🙂 So please go ahead and join the same… 🙂

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