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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 …
... these guys waiting there with names on boards and bits of paper, I didn’t see my name among them, (I had asked the hostel to send a taxi to meet me, I gave em a call, the driver had been held up, there is a festival going on, the streets are packed, and he couldn’t get through, I found a place that sold coffee and settled down to wait for he, but I had a lot of taxi drivers asking to take me here there and everywhere, a smile and no thank you worked in most cases, ...
... to visit some temples. One was newer, more manicured, with potted plants everywhere, and different shrines on different levels as you climbed up. Priests walked about or sat and prayed in their robes. The other was more colorful and interesting. There was a shrine built around a 2,000 year old banyan tree, and also the main temple's roof was covered in deities & animals. There was also another tree with hundreds of dolls hanging from it, like an overcrowded ...
... is generally safe and easy-going. The children are accommodated in restaurants and hotels. This culture loves children and demonstrates it all the time.
We are eating very diverse and delicious foods - we have so much to choose from. Anything from Hungarian goulash to excellent bruschetta to phad thai to all varieties of Indian food.
We are leaving Varkala on the 29th, off to Fort Kochi.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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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