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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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Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... as a heavy polluted haze will more often than not drift across the jagged like outcrops. Agriculture life in the area consists of palm, mango, rubber, and banana trees. I was told yesterday that there are 37 different types of bananas throughout Southern India. The other day we ate a red skinned one which is believed to be the hero carrying the special powers of digestion. We've also been introduced to "Jack" fruit, a large prickly fruit that resembles a ...
... the last swig of my water bottle. A small boy in front of me watched me drink the last drop of H2O. "Can I have the bottle?" he asked. Jokingly, I said, "no worries mate, here you go," and expected him to laugh. He grabbed the bottle with such delight in his eyes. He could not believe his newly acquired trophy. We've been going through two 1-litre bottles a day. This costs around twenty cents ...
... shops sell the same old stuff bags, clothes and trinkets, nothing I am interested in buying.
We also had an ayuverda massage done while we were here which entailed being covered head to foot in oil and massaged not only by hands but also by feet. Wade also got stretched by his therapist. It was certainly different and you can't have any inhibitions as you strip down in front of a total stranger.
Our final day consisted of a cooking class to make ...
... This was also the same bar that ended up serving us a raw fish.. They were very apologetic, but we didn't fancy eating there after that.
Tried an Ayurvedic massage (also first professional massage for me), it was very oily! Not like massages you back home may be familiar with where they really work your muscles and joints, this was mostly rubbing oil and pressure on your skin. You ...
... byriani nicely packed in a foil container for less than a dollar.
With all these fresh in my mind, I chanced a longer 3 hour trip from Aleppey to Varkhala, a small coastal backpacker destination close to the tip of South India. I managed to bag the door and had one of those defining travel experiences, watching the beautiful scenery rush past, sipping on fresh tea and grinning from ear to ear. All for a train fare of about ...