Club Mahindra Ashtamudi
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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... and uncomfortable. Into tuk tuks to the hotel, it was only 5 minutes away, through the crazy streets. We nearly crashed several times - the driving is crazy, minimal regard for which side of the road you should be on and overtaking on. We had dinner at 7.30. Yes, all I do is eat. But I couldn't eat anything at dinner tonight, it was all just onion. Onion pakora, onion salad, onion rice and chicken curry. Great.... So I had some raw carrots, raw peppers and raw cabbage and went to ...
... saw Joseph's fathers fishing boat. He and his brother fish with the father in the season but now they have three months off, so Francis is trying to build up his tuk tuk business.
Francis took us to a lighthouse and we climbed to the top for a great view of Kollam. We visited a site where a fort just is being restored and the men carry these huge bricks on their shoulders.
Then we went to his house for chai and met his wife ...
... watch the houseboats and locals go by. We had lunch with our respective families then had a free afternoon. The food was amazing and all prepared by the wife so effortlessly. The family are very keen to please their guests and so they want you to eat well. They put lots of every type of food on your plate even if you say no and then sit and watch you eat it. It's a bit off putting but they're just trying to be nice. Once I ...
... baby. Eventually the baby stopped screaming and fell into a slumber lulled by the train moving. The chatty men talked into the night, as we read our books, listened to music and tried to get comfortable. Eventually after the witching hour the hum of the train and quite chatting we pulled down the bed, and slept through from one baby screaming to the other. Eventually we were woken with chai, chai, chai and we got off the train.To what will be know as my cliff top ...
... to the site about an hour away, spend about an hour and half there and then be back for 6:30pm. Oh and there was a correction to the advert, there would only be ten elephants swimming. Well in true India style it didn't really happen that way at all and turned out to be a 7hr trip. Not leaving until about 2:45 pm and driving in a hot crowded coach for an hour and forty-five minutes we arrived to the site of the festival to see about 5 elephants ...