Tharavad Heritage Resort
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... into town for some food, which was pretty uninspiring as we had headed to a
mainstream beach restaurant which catered mainly for tourists, but hey, if the
curry is uninspiring but we avoid the belly upset before the boat, then we are
happy with that deal Besides we knew that we had booked a breakfast at our
homestay which promised to be a traditional Kerala curry, freshly prepared by
the wife who lives on the guest house grounds. When morning came, fully rested,
... Maya slept the entire time. We arrived in Alleppy around midnight. Dark empty streets met us. This was a situation we had spoken about not getting into before we left. One bloke shadowed us on his bike, offering lodging at his place for a cheap rate as long as we jumped on the back of his Honda Hero (Indian's bike of choice). We passed that up and were lucky enough to find a room for $10. We were asleep within 10 minutes. Alleppy is famous for its long ...
... coconut shy/Asda but fresh coconuts are really large and green and over here (especially at road side stalls) they chop the very top of with a machete and then stick a straw in the very small hole for you to drink the juice, its actually very hygienic and relatively cool, I have to say I wasn't keen, and just kept thinking if you can get tequila down your neck, you can drink this! With a final check of the boat by the crew we were off!
Our crew skillfully ...
... rather than pasrked, it maskes for an exciting time. So, we dodge the traffic, squeeze beteeen stalls, shops and parked bikes. It is hot, it is dusty and the pollution from the traffic is a bit intense at times, but all of a sudden the smell of fresh jasmine covers you like perfumed honey. So intense, it enveloped you in an aromatic cocoon were even the drains don't smell. The flower stalls have baskets of flower heads, plucked and waiting to ...
... a good nights rest, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus found me one last time on the taxi boat from the houseboat to mainland in the morning at checkout. We are now headed for a northbound bus to Kochi, and Jew Town! Yes, apparently there are six Jewish Families left here, and we are going to check it out! And yes, it really is called Jew Town. I am hoping they have a Star of David necklaces, similar or Nike Town's version, as a souvenir. The population of Jews in Kerala spiked with Eric's arrival, he is excited ...