Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom
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Travel Blogs from Kumarakom
... from consumption of illicit alcohol and merry Christmas cheer - waving and shouting and dancing for us. Other boats would be palatial with only a honeymooning couple, sipping their drinks on board. As we headed further into the network of criss crossing water ways, we saw more of the real backwater day to day living. Women washing and slapping their clothing on the rocks (could not get the Jungle Book song out of my head), people washing their teeth and bodies, jumping ...
... 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 ...
... were lots of markets selling fresh fish cooked with a partner restaurant/cafe. We continued walking around Fort Cochin, seeing Indian tourists enjoying a splash on the beach and viewing a graveyard at this site.
We headed back to the fish markets, chose a couple of fish and a young boy of about 8 walked us to a restaurant where we were given the choice ...
... 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. ...
... due to the property that is there and the wall that surrounds it. On one of the stretches I am accosted a number of times by different groups of kids who ask for pens and follow me. I tell them I am sorry, that I don’t have any. They ask for money, for anything. I tell them I don’t have anything. It is hard to do, but if you give to one you will have swarms of them following you. I choose to give in other ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility