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... side when you get on the sands. Now there was wall to wall sun beds with maybe 20 shacks all next to each other with only a foot or two between the beds . mainly covered in very large Russians. After getting into our room we went down to the beach for lunch but ended up walking for ages up to the Holiday Inn which has half a dozen shacks in front of it. We almost got flattened by a swarm of little birds flying in a ...
... to eat. Most of local restaurants were empty. Not a best sign, I thought but eventually I took a gamble with one of them which was located relatively close to where I was staying. I ordered some local chicken masala and it turned out to be a bull's eye! Delicious! And very nicely priced as well! When my belly was satisfied there was nothing else stopping me from checking out the local beach. And that killed me! As a meter of fact I'm writing this from that very beach at ...
... and the World Health Organisation estimated that 626 million people here do not use toilets. That is half the population. We see plenty of evidence of this, not just in the countryside but many children on the sides of the road. Of course this is a huge health hazard but in the slums without toilets people have to pay to use public toilets. Indian may be a growing economy but it really has a long way to go to extend even ...
... teenage girls. The children weren't really interested in doing work and although it's fine to help a few we weren't told what to help with and so I just sat with 5 girls asking them to read their books to me. Apart from 5 other children sat with Alina the others were just running about, chucking bottle lids, annoying one another and the teacher just sat at the front on her phone. This evening we went to the cinema to watch a Bollywood movie, the movie was not ...
... with her name.
Every day Shanka's sister would come over and shout Tara, Tara, trying to get her to buy some of her naff jewellery.
Still, Kara was very polite and she looked at the toot the girls were selling every day making polite excuses and even buying a small piece to get rid of them.
By the end of the week the Tara thing and the hassling was driving Annabelle mad and was even starting ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility