Club Mahindra Backwater Retreat Ashtamudi
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Travel Blogs from Kollam
... day you met me. As a backwater trip was on our agenda, we thought oh well why not. Best, decision we made, it was our lucky day. ( don't know why we bother to plan anything ). The price worked out at £20 per day all in , including the auto Rickshaw ride to the Island. We new things were going well when we came to the ferry to get us on the island, couple of old tubs lashed together, very picturesque. Munroe Island, like stepping back in ...
... the elephants were incredibly passive given the amount of noise and commotion (although on further inspection this was because they were being fed large bundles of grass and leaves). The centre elephant of each line was the biggest, dressed up even more grandly, and in our opinion probably King elephants, those special beasts who are so named only if they have the ability to touch the ground with 7 different parts of their body at the same time (use your imagination). ...
... coffee was just watery and insipid , we had to ask for an expresso to add to the ' coffee'. Martin also decided to have a snack of Garlic Bruschetta , well you can't beat a bit of Garic bread eh??!
It finally arrived 30 minutes later and was the sorriest looking garic bread we had ever seen , it tasted as bad as it looked ( picture below). So when you all start complaining about Turkey sandwiches, Turkey curry, Turkey salad, think of us and the garlic bread !!
... We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love.” This perspective originated within her as a child, when she posed to herself a simple question: "If it is people's karma to suffer, isn't it your dharma (duty) to help them?’
After a half-day ferry trip from Kollam on the scenic Kerala backwaters, Nick and I arrived at Amritapuri. The once small, non-descript childhood village of Amma is now the site of her ashram, a large compound housing 3,000 ...
... Khmer Rouge. It is good. John Le Carre called it an original classic. Jess got it for me when we were in Cambodia. A nice gesture on this part.
I come back to the room and work on my blog. I'm actually close to getting up to date. I plan to go to bed early, as I am heading off around 9:30 tomorrow. Other than going to get some water I do not intend to go anywhere. I plan to conserve my energy in the hopes that I will feel better ...
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