Citrus Retreats Alleppey
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... the tooktook man takes us wherever he feels like. makes out he knows where hes going then stops to ask about 3 other drivers on route. Mark asked the man to take us to the ferry. instead we are taken the long way round over a bridge to fort Cochin. After bargaining with a lady we have decided to stay at a guest house called 'Fort Castle'. Works out 800 rupees a night but we are close to everything and its nice, clean. She's decided to tell us as we r walking out the door to get ...
... and taking a dip. Through the temple and outside we had our first taste of an authentic Indian chai stall. The guy serving up was showing off a little and took stretching the chai to extremes. Stretching is where they pour the tea between two cups to mix it all up and make it a little frothy. We got some pics and he loved being the centre of attention for a while! He was wobbling his head a lot and smiling ...
... It was gorgeous. The view was stunning plus we saw and spoke to some locals and got to see where they had their baths and did their washing. It’s such a simple life and I think I was more surprised than I should have been that there were bars of soap outside each house next to a step into the water for washing. I don’t know what else I expected! We also bumped into a local man with his four year old daughter who ...
... ever heard of, or seen a contact lense before. This caused a very humorus moment whilst he was chatting to Charlie, and her contact lense fell out. Anthony screamed with absolute horror as he thought one of his guests retina had just come loose! He eventually calmed down when Charlie explained that she still had her vison and we all ahd a chuckle about it.
After our day in the canoe we took a 2 hour bus north to Fort Cochin.
... time to visit Anoki - new tops for christmas - really lovely hand printed cottons and so cheap by our standards- will wear them tomorrow (Tailor made clothes from Madurai was a entertaining experience but sadly the clothes I had made were awful !)
Have a lovely day tomorrow everyone
lots of love
Clare and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service