The Avenue Regent
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... of a spectacular waterfall, and you stand amongst a pile of plastic bottles and empty bags. Even the protected areas which are supposed to be clean aren't particularly. People just throw their empty wrappers off to the side and carry on as normal. An outrage! There's really no excuse.
Actually there is the one excuse... there aren't actually any bins anywhere.
You pretty much just have to carry ...
We had a good flight to Cochin (south west of Bangalore). Again "we meet the Fokkers". Yes the plane ... not the family !!
Kerala is a small state with only 10 MPs in the massive 543 strong parliament, while Cochin has some 1.6 million people. Again an old city (Kochi) and a new one. I note this more fully below. The local language is Malayalam. Malayalam is a palindrome (ie spelt the same way "frontside" and "backside"). ...
... move so quickly. After 2 nights in Fort Kochi we moved on to our next location, Alleppey, and Jen decided to join us. We again used public transport and were told to catch a red bus then a cream bus and were given place names but when we got to the bus stop we had to ask which bus to get from a local as we had no clue. The bus was full but a group of men kindly all moved seats to make room for us with our bags. That was a fairly sweaty bus ride. People are ...
... species. I know most of you are not that interested in birds so I will not give a lot of detail other than to say that in the 6 days (3 nights Thattekad, 2 nights Munnar) we saw more than 130 species.
We soon fell into the routine, up at 5.15am, out by 6am and stopping off at various locations, and walking up and down rocks and hills etc until 11 or 11.30am when we returned to camp to rest before lunch. Then off again at 3.30pm until 6 or 7pm when we returned ...
... the local rubbish floating about and causing a blocked water inlet pipe (I think it cools the engines or something important) but apparently we are no longer allowed to use our own divers unless they are trained to a high level so we called in the Indian Navy (again) and they sent the first Indian single handed round the world sailer Dilip Donde from the Naval Yacht Mhadei. Complete with diving gear. I ...