Club Mahindra Back Water Resort
Travel Blogs from Kollam
... through the backwaters without a car horn to be heard was bliss! One of the most enjoyable things in Kollam was finding a really nice restaurant called All Spice - they had the best ice cream sundaes ever!! We went back a couple of times to this place... Mostly just for the Sundaes! Only a couple more days left in India and then off to Sri Lanka - cant ...
... each and a number of journey snacks for considerably less. Just after 10.30 we pulled away, heading inland and following the route we had taken the previous day, before turning south towards Kollam. Seating ourselves on the top deck (sheltered by a ceiling even Jenna had to duck to walk under) we had a great view across the lakes, down the canals and over the fields. The boat stuck to the larger waterways, and if we needed more reassurance that the backwaters are still ...
Today we are in our third week of the course! I can't believe it's already that far along, I don't it to end! Every day, we get up at 5:15, I try to fix my 12-year-long stuffy nose with the Neti Pot, try to meditate for 30 minutes after some light pranayama (I'm still pretty fidgety and out of control), then some herbal tea followed by 2.5 hours of yoga, and pranayama. Then some breakfast and a couple hours of philosophy ...
... much of it and lots of variety , we couldn't keep up , as we tried to eat something they put more on our plates. There was chicken, fish, potato salad, rice, roti's, curry, Greek Salad, prawns, more rice, veg curry...exhausting !
We had been given a welcome drink , we think it had alcohol in it but really not sure, we certainly could have done with strong spirits to get us through the evening.
Then without warning the music changed and the Tabla player then ...
... spinning coconut fibres into a rope known locally as "coir". You can see this local product in use all around you. Lining the banks of the stream for example, where it's woven into a coarse sack-like material.
The island is extremely well-endowed with the fruits of nature - everything is growing here in glorious abundance. It resembles at first a wild, untamed jungle, but the people here are in fact farmers and the lush vegetation is busy ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking