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Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
We decided to stay in Kovallam rather than Trivandrum before leaving India, as it is close to Trivandrum anyway. It is another beachfront tourist resort town. There is a lovely lighthouse which we climbed (open for 2 hours every afternoon, before the lamp comes on), and a beachfront promenade lined with shops and restaurants specialising in seafood, where no cars are allowed. Behind the Promanade there is a rabbit warren of alleyways all 1 mt wide. All ...
... So the 9 hour journey which had the potential to be a tedious sweat endurance exercise was easy going thanks to the ever mincing Granty. We parted at the bus station and after swapping email addresses Grant told me that if I was going Whale watching that he'd join me, if that was ok. I am staying in a tiny coastal village called Mirissa, containing a very small harbor from which Whale watching boats go out daily looking for Sperm whales and Blue whales. I ...
... to the fire. Then there is more tea, this time its herbal and really nice! Then a lecture for an hour, about loads of things, meditation, diet, general life in the ashram, actually really interesting.
I was surprised about the way people discuss religion here, most people really renounce any kind of organised religion but I do feel like the Ashram is just replacing one institution with another. And there are idols EVERYWHERE.
We did ...
... was introductions all round, I felt rather conscious of just wearing a towel, but there were some just in their underwear or shorts, I didn’t stand out, it just to be the norm to wear anything that came to hand, there are Aussies, French, Danes, a couple of Canadians, others I have no idea where they came from, everyone just sat around the long table talking and introducing them selves
I told them about my travels last year and my safari this year, they ...
... After all this good karma - no one will help me at the bus stations and I hurt my toe and foot on a piece of metal sticking out of the floor. I have to really hold back the tears as the blood floors from my toe and the bruise goes blue and black in front of my eyes. As I'm waiting for the bus watching my toe / foot bleed, a western girl appears who I ask if she has ...
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