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... Kovalam is a beach town and it was very much not beach weather unless you happened to be some manner of web-footed waterfowl. Fortunately, Kovalam has a back up plan... Kinda... Ok, so there's this lighthouse you can go up for some pretty awesome views and I'm a sucker for a view. So I did that, then me and ...
... to pay for, but the guy kept wanting more money and telling us he called the police. Having all these people around us yelling back and forward in a language you don't understand started to get quite scary and resulted in that I started crying. Once this happend it turned out that all of these men were not against us. We now had about half of them trying to comfort me and tell me I shouldn't be upset. Seemed like they were only debating between themselves. Around this time the ...
... look at it up close he got some interesting looks.
Next door is the Maliga Palace museum which is the 200 year old palace of the maharajas and inside has carved wooden ceilings, marble beams and imported Venetian glass mirrors and Belgian chandeliers. We were hoping to see a rather ornate place but rather it was a dusty, run down place that could be fantastic if upkeep was done on it. The only way to see the palace was with a guide so we were herded along with ...
... Then we heard 10. I think we saw 2! All the houses along the route had placed offerings out on little tables (for the elephants? The gods? Shiva...wasn't totally sure!) We had been worried we wouldn't find the temple but there was no way to miss it because of the mass of people walking there! Once we got to the temple it was even more crowded. Tons of vendors selling food, lots of music, other loud noises. There was some temple festival recently with lots ...
Martin was here 17 years ago and like Kovalam, Vakarla has become very touristy , a lot of Scandinavian and Russian tourists and too many families, it used to be backpackers hangout but it's really changed. We have eaten in a few different restaurants which are all nice but Martin is craving a traditional Indian restaurant with no tourists !
We walked up the South cliff yesterday , the beach was empty this side , its around the bay from the Indian's beach ...