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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...
... Later that evening we saw Sam in the place he said you could get beer. We sat on a different table away from Sam, the intermediary and the blushing bride. Sam had hinted that things werent exactly sweetnes and light earlier on. Sam's bride was also finding the new arrangements hardly ideal either and we had an inkling of this when she threw a plate of food at Sam and stormed out of the restaurant screaming blue ...
Sat 26th January 'Australia Day' Varkala - pop 43,000 situated along the edge of cliffs with a fantastic vista of the sparkling blue/green Arabian Sea. We are staying at a 2/3 star hotel with a pool approx 200m back from the cliffs. This beach at Varkala has treacherous currents and rips and is one of the most dangerous beaches in Kerala but it still doesn't stop the tourists from ...
... have a habit of pretending to take pictures of their family or friends but are actually taking pictures of westerners in bathing suits , men and women. I find this very rude as they try to do it covertly but its so obvious ! Then in the afternoon you get groups of young men walking along the beach staring at women and ogling women in bikini's.
The Indian women here don't wear bathing suits , they will be in the sea with sari's on or trousers and t shirt , all having a ...
... on the first night, was no longer there but had been replaced by smouldering ashes! A nearby market caught fire and spread to the wooden structure of the restaurant. Lots of local residents tried to help and two British people later the next day held a collection for the market people and restaurant.
The beach is of significant importance as it is used as a holy beach. ...
Other places to stay in Kovalam
Lighthouse Road, Vizhinjam, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $21
Via Nagar Bhagavathy Temple, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $98
behind Coconut Groove Restaurant, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $15
Samudra Beach,Vellar, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $22
Near Kovalam Bus Stand, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $7