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Travel Blogs from Kollam
I woke up considerably earlier than anyone else. After
breakfast, I went back to my room and watched movies on my computer. At 10:30,
Mom and Dad shifted from the cottage to my room and I moved to an extra room
below everyone. Then at 11:30, we all got on a house boat to go around the
lake. I was first worried about how this would …
At 8, Mom woke me up and called me for breakfast. I went to the restaurant and had a lot of bread, beans and egg. Then I came back to my room and started watching True Lies on TV. At 10, we all went on a cruise around the lake. The journey there was uneventful because there was nothing on the boat except music. In the middle of the ride, the boat …
At 4.55 AM, I was rushed out of bed and going into the car within 10 minutes. After a half hour taxi ride, we arrived at the airport. It was all smooth sailing to the plane, which is a Bombardier Q400, very small. On the plane at 7.00 AM, I am watching movies on my laptop. I hope this trip will be memorable. At 8:00 AM, we reached Trivandrum 1 hour …
To get from Alleppey to Kollam (previously known as Quilon - we haven't yet worked out why some places have taken to their new names while others haven't, although it's understandable why the Keralan capital Thiruvanandrapuram is still referred to as Trivandrum) we decided to take the tourist boat, which makes the 90km journey through the backwaters over a leisurely 8 hours. After checking out of The Dream Nest we made our way to the boat jetty and bought our tickets for ...
... again we were a source of interest to the locals. The people on the beach were locals there, not tourists, but it was great to see whole families out together, many generations . Teenagers, boys and girls just hanging our together, enjoying the simple things in life. Next we tried to get 2 tuktuks to get us back, a slight language barrier mixed with my inability to read the name of the hotel, but got back safely before dinner in the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking