Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... before they had their morning wash or ate their breakfast. For the record, I love elephants (and monkeys) and had always planned to spend some time with them during this year out, so you can imagine who was the driving force behind this early morning departure. After a death defying taxi drive (there will be more on Indian roads later in our tour/blog of India) we arrived at a chai shop in the middle of nowhere and settled down to a much needed coffee, unfortunately an instant ...
... affiliation, which makes it a really interesting building with contradicting religious effigies throughout. A quick trip to the harbour to see the Chinese Fishing Nets, introduced in the early 1800s and still in use today. The use a trebuchet type design to 'dunk and lift' the nets into the high tides of the harbour to catch the fishes that lie in the Arabian Sea and 'backwaters' of this Kerala town. Off in the bus to Alleppey or Apaluxha for our home-stay, some else ...
... Yesterday was trucks and industrial areas, today it is stone walls. Gita commented at one point on the patina on the walls - some areas are so decrepit as to be beautiful. In other places, handbills have been posted, then disintegrated, leaving behind a kaleidoscope of color fragments. I became interested in capturing the variety of these walls.
A few other funny moments today. We woke up this morning still full from yesterday's late lunch. But ...
... accorded to the water.
Of course there were as many differences as there were similarities. I
don't think I saw any dhotis or Sarees in Brazil. The waterways were
refreshingly free of garbage. It was one of the few places that was
overflowing with litter. Dengue fever in India is uncontrolled and a
major problem. ...
After resting, we toured the Dutch Palace - actually built by the Portuguese, remodelled by the Dutch, and given to the raja of Cochin - a few centuries ago. Beautiful murals, but no photos allowed. And we saw an old Jewish synagogue, ...