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... my few days spent in the famous Keralan Backwater region. I left Munnar at 6am, getting on the bus that would take me the six hours down to Alleppey. That morning waiting for the bus was the coldest I've been on this trip. Even once on the bus (this is the same aforementioned bus with no glass in the windows) I was still sitting there shivering. I had to get the socks out of the backpack and put em on! But soon the sun rose up and the bus wound its way back down to ...
... to go to this place nearby to have some fish curry, but it was after 9pm, so it was already closed. Apparently after checking out a couple of other places, it was all quite dead at that time of the night. So we ended up getting a brave meal in the stall on the side of the road with one flashlight lighting the cooking area and ...
... out of the
harbour (we did scrape a few of the other boats in the process!) we were on our
way, all aboard!
The backwaters cut through the marshy paddy fields and the
water is calm which made for excellent cruising conditions in the boat, we
seemed to glide along not making a wave or any sound, and we have to say that
it is a lovely relaxing way to travel. The boat itself was pretty big, we had a
downstairs dining area with tables and chairs and seating ...
... THE SEA!!! We watched a film called 'Django' tonight at Magic Trees. Good film! ...I'm guessing this is why the puppy is called Jango now. 20th. We got a 'scooter' (hence no pics, i was banned by mark!) we had flip flops on so for safety reasons a Mo-ped was our wheels for the day... I felt like you 'Jamina!'. We set off to Agonda beach. its supposedly the 2nd most beautiful beach in India and it was lovely, teminded me of Mandrem, the place was so quiet BUT the waves were brutal! ...
... our boat, and approaching the pleasant Mananchira square area, we cut our losses and headed for the beachfront, hoping for better luck.
Finding the excellent Sea Queen Hotel on Beach Road we checked in, then headed out for a quick look around town. Seeing a few pimped-up, rickshaws around Beach Road and a few dishevelled, beard-wearing westerners, we discovered we'd stumbled across a group taking part in the Rickshaw Run - ...