Travel Blogs from Kottayam
... are outside cleaning their teeth at this time of the morning.
Others wash clothes, or pots and pans, or splash about in the water, getting geared up for the day ahead..
We pass under countless small bridges - a guy with a rope and a pulley hauls it up so the boat can pass beneath.
Shores are lined with small houses, leafy evergreens, coconuts, bananas, the usual suspects.. punctuated now and then with clumps of bamboo.
And the ...
... Why thank you very much!
With the cultural element over for the morning we did what all good tourists do and headed off to Amma’s shop to get a souvenir of the occasion. There were hundreds of gift items and we picked up a photo (no magnets available) of Annabelle’s new found friend and quite randomly a bar of aloe vera and turmeric soap? We then went to the small coffee shop for a large cup of chai. As it came with no sugar ...
... this train no varkala, that train varkala." The platform we had just run from the train had arrived "**** off" Run back over the overpass and make the train. Nae the right carriage though, we hurled into AC in our haste, our tickets were for scum class only! We try to blag it but the conductor is having none of it, back through 5 busy carriages back to the scum.
The train eventually rolls into ...
... the beach,6km into the city, all around and back.
Watched the sunset and had an Indian man singing to us in Malayalam very sweet and strange at the same time.
We also saw a music video being filmed on the beach. apparently a lot of filming is done in alleppey in low season, even in the house, 13 Indian movies so far.
We met the new to the house German couple Ferdinand and Vickie.
Last night shark for dinner, ...
... and I read the shocking Manifesto authored by a group of angry, disaffected Gazan youth. Both acts brought Kashmir and Gaza under the same microscope, for the youth of both places are faced with a similar containment, acts of mindless brutality that are real but hard to believe, and a concerted effort to identify people who disturb the state’s psychic order as a perpetual threat to India and rob them of all vestiges of dignity and hope. To illustrate first what can ...
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