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... staring at us he was mortified and apologised. Don't apologise, don't do it in the first place! I was FURIOUS. I couldn't believe it, especially seeing as I was obviously sat next to Tom. I've always known that attitudes to women in India are quite often extremely poor. It's currently a big topic for debate in the country. I wasn't expecting first hand experience of this kind.
We arrived in Allepey finally late in the afternoon. We had an ...
... off, we just sort of followed this track, we passed a 'family bathing area, lots of screaming kids splashing about, women fully clothed in the water, blokes in sarongs, shorts or just underwear, I couldn’t use it as I aint a family
We just went on up, I was sweating big time, the jungle area was really humid and water dripped from everything, we crossed a stream, then crossed a rope bridge, it weren’t really a bridge, it was just a piece of rope crossing ...
... of us watched ... or had a go.
The backwaters eventually reach a bund which has the Arabian Sea on the other side ...
Then we moored up for sunset, then dinner a deux, and a night on the water.
Then it was time to leave and take a tuk-tuk 30km or so to Alleppey, the capital of the ...
... I turned out to be quite hard to gain some speed and to steer this thing through the canals. However, we enjoyed the scenery and many houseboats which passed by and had a good time. In the evening went out for some dinner which took 2 hours MAX to prepare but I must admit it was very nice.
- I recommend the Ashtamudi Homestay to everybody so go ...
... so did the bugs, insects and lizards and where we discovered our lesson from Vietnam is that we are just not Houseboat people.
Lesson learned. The next day we arrived back at the ferry and I decided to teach another American couple our lesson and convinced them to do a day trip and get a cosy hotel in town. We now prepared for a day of traveling which I'll let Kai explain.
(k) I have taken trains all around the world. And mostly, just ...
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- Kids activities or Babysitting