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TravelPod Member ReviewsLakesong Kumarakom
Relaxing day at the pool, on a canoe, massage and sunset viewing
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We have breakfast on the houseboat then set sail to our resort. The chef makes me scrambled egg and earl an omelette. And mountains of toast. The fresh fruit plate is yummy. With discussion over what the yellow banana is, it's Kerela banana. It's a sweeter more bananary banana. We dock to find we are at the wrong resort, undock and sail ten minutes …
... view. We were also right next to a bird sanctuary that was lovely, if a little sweaty (it’s ridiculously humid here) to walk around – even though we never actually saw that many birds.
We spent 3 glorious days lounging by the lakeside reading, watching the boats, tackling crosswords and walking along the canals. We also took a boat tour of the narrow backwaters to get a glimpse of what life is like ...
Since I had arrived in India I had spent all my time in Bangalore and had not yet experienced the other delights that India had to offer. So with the arrival of my friend Shuli Rawson, it was time to leave the confines of the hotel and five star meals and experience India!
This came in the form a short flight to Fort Cochin. Given the lateness I booked my flight (twelve hours before) my only option to fly was business class. Surprisingly the flight was only ...
... mind. Note the many photos of trucks - even though Willingdon Island is small and not on any main thoroughfares, there are a surprising number of trucks on the roads at all times.
After wandering a bit, we managed to find a ferry stop! Success! But no! It was the wrong ferry. What transpired was exactly the sort of funny exchange that you can only appreciate when in the midst of a completely enjoyable interlude out of normal ...
... forgot that we were now in India, a totally different ball game, and idiotically thought that eating meat would be fine, so happily chomped down on some butter chicken... (*shakes head in bemusement). This was the beginning of the end for my poor tummy. We had a right giggle in one restaurant, whose menu stated clearly on the back: ''Sick bags available on request''. Only in India!
On the 23rd, we visited the old Jewish synagogue. Constructed in 1568, ...