If you have looked at the photograph below already you will have to read through my tale for the links.
Gulfi's life was one post I had written some time ago and I did receive compliments saying it were nice, informative, interesting etc and etc.
Now the living here in middle east is quite different. The law makes it very difficult for us to bring in people above age 65 into here on a visit visa. And what excited we were when finally we managed to get one for my FI L[father in law] aged 75 last January. Yes. But along with it came a challenge. He has a
addiction can say when it comes to chewing his daily "paan" after meals along with these arec nuts. They aren't banned being brought here, yet major quantities do matter. And that issue was solved somehow.
Here goes a picture of the "arec nuts" being dried under summer sun in a village in Mangalore district.
The arec nut fields form main bread and butter for many farming families and they live on this, They sell at decent prices in local markets too.
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