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... had to go. They said they'd met a boring German and it was just not the same so they decided they'd only speak to English people or swedes from now on. We've had such a laugh with them! The weather has definitely knocked up a notch today. Boy its hot! It's got to that stage where we are constantly wet! Now catching a 15 hour train to Kerala from Mageon station, Goa @ 9.30pm. BRING.... IT... ON. I had an awful sleep last night so I'm hoping ill sleep like a log on a bustling, hot, ...
... think our plan. Fortunately there are government controlled ferries in this area also. We found out that we could go by bus to Kottayam, and catch the ferry to Alleppey/Alappuzha from there and this for the all amazing price of 9 Rs (0,12 Euro!)
Whilst finding out which bus to take to get to Kottayam we met with Gary from "the land of milk and honey" as he was always saying. He ...
... than staying in a slightly nicer budget of accommodation yet you get food and the boat trip included too. We used Gouri Krishna tours and the boat was great. Maybe not the most spotless and a couple of bits of decor were a bit dated but most importantly the staff were really helpful and the chef superb.
We bought vodka and juice on board so lunch started with a cheeky drink in the sun! The staff even made sure the ...
... do it’s thing. We learned about the Hindu gods, it gave us an insight into how Hinduism influences how the people live. The Keralan food was fresh and filling, the chick pea curry and chapaties were especially delicious. Andy found the first week really hard with a strict routine and attendance at all the events compulsory and only being allowed out at certain times, after that though he stopped fighting against the system ...
... who came up to the boat to say hi, and who ended up giving us a small tour of her village after dark. On the pier next to us, men used nets and small fishing rods to catch fish, interrupted only when the public boat came by to drop and pick up passengers. Dinner was a feast of vegetables, more fish, and the prawns we had bought during the day. Very satisfied, we read our books before falling asleep, looking forward to day two.
The next day was similar to the first, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking