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Travel Blogs from Kovalam
I jumped the local bus this morning, I was off to Kovolam
Little did I know it was 60 Km away, and it was going to take forever, so I got to Varkala and jumped a taxi, it would take me an hour
I only really wanted to see what the beach was like and what it had to offer
It's listed as 'Gods own Country’ so I thought as it had a great title like that it had to be worth a visit at least
On the way, I saw the ...
... enjoy the Ayurvedic massage and came back oily and sleepy. I was quite curious to see what a treatment involved and Vinh was persuaded too. One afternoon we took a taxi up to the small hilltop village where Manesh lived (Mum and Dads Ayurvedic practitioner) to get a treatment.
If you really hate getting oily and naked then an Ayurvedic massage is not for you. However both Vinh and I really enjoyed it. Rather than kneading individual muscles the practitioner rubs you ...
... down to the south beach, which is much quieter and cloaked in greenery. As she was coming back, she met a mongoose. They were both startled, but the mongoose broke first.
Inga then continued to the Juice Shack, a cafe owned by an old Indian hippy, for a delightful juice and cinnamon bun breakfast. We both returned to day for breakfast, where we signed up for this afternoon's thali meal. So good!! Ten small vegetarian courses served on a banana leaf, eaten with the right ...
... I seem to remember reading about a guy – I think he is in Colorado. He goes to restaurants and takes their extras to food banks. I know it is unsanitary to give people food that has been partially eaten. What if people could decide when they order, that half or some other portion of their food should go to the poor via some food bank or other place? Containers could be provided to and picked up from the restaurants and taken to the ...
... of men taking a net straight back out for the next days catch
but the crew I had first seen were busily pulling in another net. I
figured they must work for a good few hours each morning and pretty
hard at that.
This may have influenced my thinking when, after a nap I decided I
have a work out and a run. By this time it was nearly 11am when I
ventured out for a 20minute run to pay off the Chai stall owners from
the night before. Running in ...