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Travel Blogs from Kovalam
...What can I say... arrived in Kollam in the evening, got some food, bought a couple of 'Haywards 5000's' (beers), then watched Kickboxer on Star Movies at the hotel. Left again in the morning...
... meal was great (another thing to make when I get home, curried mussels, it beat that French way, easily)
It wrapped up a good day, all I needed was Sid to make a coffee (Sid isn’t his real name, it’s just easier for me to try and get my tongue around his real name)
We have power cuts twice a day here, once in the morning and once in the evening, just for half an hour, but I always get caught out by them, the lights went out, I was sitting in ...
... with big smiles, as happy to shake our hands as we were. Many walked up to us, asking our names, where we're from and suggesting places to go. Whatever the answer was, it felt like we made their day. We met a Tibetan named Nima (it means Sun), he had small store smelling of incense. It really made us feel relaxed. He shared a few stories about Tibet. From this point on, we will always see Tibet as an independent country. Hunger called, we found a fancy restaurant called La ...
... calls, finish some mails….hardly anything exciting.
It had not registered yet.
Then I saw an SMS from Alok, “Music System has USB drive. Get Music!”. Alok is my consistent partner of all these trips and now a very close friend. I read the message again, again and the third time I finally understood it. The brain was not yet tuned to the trip but what Alok meant was that this time we will not have to ...
... a tour. You sit down and they bring you a stainless steel plate with rice and roti and some little vegetables and sauces in little indentations in the plate. Then they come around with fried fish – I wasn’t ready for that – and a pitcher of dal and some vegetable curry. Both very watered down. They also gave me some curd, i.e. yogurt. I know from my last trip to India – thanks, again to Vishal - that this is a great ...
Other places to stay in Kovalam
Via Nagar Bhagavathy Temple, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $98
Lighthouse Road, Vizhinjam, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $29
behind Coconut Groove Restaurant, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $11
Samudra Beach,Vellar, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $21
Near Kovalam Bus Stand, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $7