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Our arrival in Thiruvanathapuram was much easier than our one in Delhi. Once through baggage claim, we were greeted by a large and very friendly Indian couple who were to take us to our hotel. The lady, Shirley (the hotels namesake) was a very blustery woman with a fog-horn voice. We liked her immediately and …
I suppose I could have got lower, but this place is 60 Km from where I am and where I am its surrounded by trees and the beach and cliffs are less than a hundred yards away
As I was drinking my coffee, I was asked by a couple of back packers if they could join me, I didn’t have a problem with that, so they sat down
They asked me how long I had been around and if I was staying in Kovolam, I told them where I was staying and how much, ...
... varkala. We played some cards and did some crazy dancing which was really fun. One day in our lunch break from the sweltering heat we met some English girls who then came and joined us on the beach and we just chatted continuously until the sun went down. Another evening, as we had tested out most restaurant we thought we would try cooking our selves and booked on to an Indian cooking class. We got to pick 5 meals from the menu and we both really ...
... very relaxing.
It took about 3 hours to drive from Alleppey to Varkala, through some of the most prosperous, advanced parts of India we've seen thus far. This might be the time to mention that this is a socialist state where women enjoy more equality than any other place in India.
We basically vegged for the afternoon, and are now heading out to enjoy the sunset over the Arabian Sea. More tomorrow.
... it into my hair and my scalp. I am then asked to stand and the oil is applied to the rest of my body. So generously is the oil applied that I would likely fry like chicken if I were to go and sit out in the sun right then. Next, I am dressed in a teeny olive green loin cloth and told to lie face down on the two rubber mats she has opened on the floor. She grabs on to the towel attached to the hook on ...
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed