Blue Marine Guest House
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... on the cliff edge above the blue desert of the Arabian Sea. Behind the fringe lies the rest of the sari, the State of Kerala, India. It's a conservative, traditional society, a state of rice farmers and fishermen, of Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Curiously, it is also a stronghold of the CPIM Communist Party of India (Marxist), and everywhere you look you will see the Hammer and Sickle logo, on flags, banners and painted onto walls.
But Varkala? It feels ...
After dinner of beef steak and I had prayed the cook not to put the pepper and instead there was plenty (the Indians are not able to prepare not spicy foods) I soared above to the North cliff(I stay at the Popasanam beach below) and I sat at the bar Trattorias where I made friends with a 46 year-old Canadian who since 2000 has lived in Newcastle in two hours drive from Sydney in Australia. She is a manager at a local university and we talked for hours about India ...
... style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">Bicycles used- 1
Tuk tuks/autorickshaw used - 19 (+6)
Scooters used - 4 (+1)
... isn't good at any temperature. On top of that, it was one of the most solid mattresses I have slept on in a long while. The bed sat prominently in the centre of the room under the very effective ceiling fan. So earnest was this fan, in doing its cooling duties, that I would wake up cold in the middle of the night, and have to walk across the room looking for its control panel. Indian electrical systems range from the downright scary to totally ...
... bit after a few remarks about their economy, Greece and Cyprus, they relented and put in the princely sum of 20 rupees each, a quid, )
When we arrived, we were given our ‘badges’ telling everyone we had done ‘our bit’ for the parade
We were given pride of place at the head of our floats and in front of the drummers, the 4 floats bringing up the rear behind them
I guess there was around 50 floats, ...