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... so we decided to meet up with him. The train arrived to Trivandrum and from Trivandrum we took a rickshaw to Kovalum. Firoz was staying at an Ashram. This is a smaller hotel that usually provides yoga, meditation and sometimes ayurvetic treatments as well. Since we wanted to spend time together we decided to check in there for 2 nights. Really nice and peaceful place where the day started with 1,5 hours of yoga and at nights we had ...
... only general seating. So we are having a cheap but hot and sticky journey with only the breeze from the open windows and occasional downpour coming in to cool us. We have found that some of the best value for money food is on the trains. You are never short of it being offered either. On longer distance trains the train people come round and take your order for either lunch, breakfast or dinner, then bring it round. It's nice tasty food and always under 100 rupees. Also there is ...
... and a very early taxi ride. :-(
Back after dinner. It was average. The waiter seemed determined to not give me a proper cup of tea. The first one was close, but with a whole cup of sweetened milk, despite my clear instructions. The second one was back to front, almost like a tea latte, nearly all milk with a bit of tea at the top. I gave up. They also brought Steve chicken biriyani when he asked for veg. They didn't get a tip.
... lined up on both sides. Also note you will see lot of book shops in and around the city, this is slightly atypical unlike other cities.
I would like to mention "Aishwarya Restaurant" which possibly is the only one that I was satisfied with, amongst the ten others that we visited on various occasions. This eat-out joint at MG road is a must; to say the least it has good ambience, tasty food and courteous service leading into value ...
So this is the place i was pick pocketed - a bit of a pain having to file a police report and cancel one of my cards.
Apart from this, this is the tip of India where at sunset I would witness three oceans come together over the stunning purple, orange and red colours of the sky as the sun disappears. The tourist shout almost in celebration as the sun leaves the horizon.
They also have a gandhi memorial, a garish pink coloured ...