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Starting from the jetty at Kollam, we took a boat through the vast inland set of waterways heading north in Kerala. Some are natural as offshoots from vast lakes and some are man made. The journey is slow and takes eight hours before we reach our destination for tonight, a home stay near Alleppy. Lunch consists of banana, cashew nuts and water which is ideal. Cashew nuts are a major ...
We eventually found the jetty where the boats leave from for Kollam. The boat is a government tourist boat with a downstairs and upstairs area. It was a great trip of eight hours meandering down the back waters or rivers of Kerala. The boat trip cost 400 Indian Rupees each which is about A$8!
It was a fantastic trip down large and small waterways with people's houses lining the sides. The people were going about their daily lives - bathing, swimming, ...
... real' India from behind the safety of their glass/metal box. Sometimes, these tourists turn out to be far more interesting than the local sites and we end up people watching them curiously; their 'safari style' clothes and huge cameras (even by my standards!). Kollam is one of those places where we have suddenly become the only tourists again, after being surrounded by them on the tourist ferry from Alleppy. They all disappeared off into waiting cars at the port, ...
... it or the free roaming cows/stray dogs come by and have their fill on it. Cows are one of the many worshiped Gods here in India and therefor not eaten or harmed except when getting hissed at to get out of the way of traffic. I find it ironic that plenty of cows roam in such a poverty stricken country and are fed the trash. We reach Varkala, a little town nestled up close to the water, hung atop the cliffs edge ...
... a dear fiend of mine, who I had not seen for more than 20 years. We got to meet his family and were staying with him. The rains that we had left behind in Kerala had caught up with us in Trivandrum. It was like it never
stopped at all.
We were homebound for the morning. I stopped by the District Panchayat office where my friend had some business. The highlight of the day was our ...