Alleppey Prince Hotel
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... and the owner Johnson had kindly said that if we called him from the port, he would come pick us up. We soon found a phone to borrow and Johnson was on his way to pick us up. Waiting on the side of the road with big rucksacks it is hard to be inconspicuous and always invites numerous tuktuk drivers to rubberneck us as they driver past, honking their horn and shouting "tuk-tuk?". When the tuk-tuk containing Johnson arrived, out stepped ...
A lazy start, I do not go onto the house boat until 1130. I get up about 7 and decide to read the book Natasha has lent me. It is set in India in the late 1900s. Down stairs I head for a coffee where I meet a couple from Ontario. They are landscape gardeners and every winter, for the last 8 years, travel and end up renting a house in Bal. what a great life. Then I met a French girl who is in travel on France and on her 4 th trip to India. She is traveling by boat ...
... wasn't much traffic. So it was nice to drive. I was pleased that it went as well as it did. Going left around roundabouts, making wide right turns. It was a huge relief. After about an hour he started to ask me questions about his driving, so I told him it was too jerky and too dangerous, and gave him examples of how he was driving and explaining that he should try to maintain a consistent speed, or relatively so and to keep pace with traffic, not too fast, or ...
My mosquito bites look terrible. Our guide from yesterday told us that malaria has been more-or-less eradicated in Kerala - where we now are. But my mosquitoes came from Cacutta. Do they understand state boundaries?
Guides like facts and figures. He then told us that there had been 2 cases of dengue fever in Kerala last year. I was momentarily frozen with fear. On the other hand, they are Calcutta mosquitoes.
Sadly the ...
... up all the main waterways out of Alleppey. We also decided that our best bet was booking through our guesthouse, as Jason talked knowledgeably about both the tour and the guide he worked with. With not much of a restaurant scene in Alleppey (odd for a touristy city of 280,000 people) we decided to take ourselves on a bit of a food safari, and via a local bakery picked up a selection of Indian treats such as samosas, vadas, churma and cake. We then visited a hardware shop, picked ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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- Free parking