Fortune Hotel The South Park
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Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Welcome to South India. Everything is so different down here, no cows mooing in the streets for one thing. But more about that in the coming days, this is just to say that I have arrived safely.
Welcome to south India. It's still India, but it is so different. The first thing I noticed was the pronounced lack of cows in the …
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Also, I learned some **** about the banyan tree which is pretty much one of my favourite trees. Like the strangler figs I saw in northern Australia, these germinate within the branches of other trees and send their roots to the ground where they grow. Eventually, they suffocate the original tree which dies and leaves only the ...
... into the daily lives of the locals and how they used the backwaters to aid their lives, from washing their clothes and dishes to bathing themselves to fishing, the waters were fully utilised. We canoed for a total of about 5 hours returning to the family's house for lunch. The next day we returned to the backwaters, this time on a houseboat. For a whole 21 hours we were to be the queens of our very own luxury two story houseboat. The boat had only just been refurbished and ...
... of rubbish burning all around India which I initially though was to get rid of mosquitos but is just a way of getting rid of waste. After a lot of organisation we booked a bus to get us to Bangalore where we would stop overnight before heading to Hampi. However, to get there we needed to go back via Aleppey where we would catch an overnight semi-sleeper bus where the seat reclines back a lot further than normal coaches. The bus was 12 hours but really comfy and seemed ...
... still a lovely location though. The beach was overlooked by a steep cliff upon which lots of restaurants and hotels were perched. It was nice to sit and watch the waves crashing against the rocks and to see the view along the coast. The majority of restaurants were closed for the low season so we only had a couple of places to eat. This didn't matter too much as the food was good! Had my first Indian pizza ...