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Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
In India!! One day looking around Trivandrum's Zoo and associated museums and art galleries. Cochin and the start of our Indian Train voyage tomorrow!
So, we arrived at 5.40am local time at the small airport of Thiruvananthapuram. After about half an hour we had passed through customs and picked our bags up and spoke to a bloke about getting a taxi; he gave us a ticket and told us to go "opposite the airport". We walked through the doors expecting to arrive in a busy airport foyer, but found …
... to the lake. It actually didn't sound too bad but was raining and instead we were told we would be walking in a circle around the hall. In meditating silence. I assumed he was joking. He wasn't. Fortunately the walls of the hall were decorated with photos of the founding Swami, each with a spiritual or motivational insight which helped pass the time. This was followed by 1.5 hours of chanting and banging of drums and tambourines. At one point i looked over to Catherine to see she ...
... deal of nothing
It has finally arrived, the final day of the festival; all week there had been bangs and crashes from there, fireworks being set off (and of course thunder and lightning, but no rain)
The place I am staying at has 4 floats in the parade and a set of drummers, most of the guests here have chipped in a few quid to help sponsor the event
I'm getting aroused by a kitchen sink. I'm ecstatically, deliriously excited about washing my own dishes. I can't stop looking at the little electric stove in the corner - and don't get me started on the fridge. Four months after leaving Hanoi I finally have access to a real kitchen in a real house like a genuine, normal human being. Domesticity has never been so exhilarating.
I didn't know I had this side to me ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWild Palms Guesthouse Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
We loved our stay here. It was great to be out of the city at a seaside hotel. The service was wonderful and the food was great.
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