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Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... on and it did take a fair time to get past them, but the horn and a car are pretty good at moving people out of the way, elephants take no interest and just take their own time
We arrived at the Shiva Garden
I was shown my room, there was a power cut, so no lights, I got out my head torch, it looked okay, so I just climbed on the bed and got my head down
The morning bought a shock, my room was more like a cell, dark, dingy with ...
... to East fort in a tuk tuk and the driver was looking at me and asking if this was ok - to drop us here - and he went straight into the back of the car in front. OMG did I laugh - i was physically shaking from laughter - then to top it off - he then tried to turn his tuk tuk off and went even further into the back of the Car in front. Well that was it - I was doubled over with laughter. J told me to stop laughing - but there wasn't ...
... the electricity was out so not even a fan! Clara's husband recorded, so hopefully I can replicate at home. The funniest part was when we paraded ourselves along the cliff to go for a cold drink and received the reactions of the locals! Of course they loved us in our saris and told us how "Indian" we looked. Later, when we changed back into 'civialian' clothes, they expressed great disappointment. As always, in India, you are always being watched by a hundred men or ...
... night. People start moving about, having breakfast, chatting quietly, just easing into the day. (The only raised voice we've heard in Varkala was a white male tourist freaking out in anger about who knows what.) Slowly the shops start to open, and the market comes to life for another day. There are a few vehicles - tuk tuks, cars, and motocycles - in the distance, but not at our end of the beach. Everything shuts down for a siesta in the heat of the day, from about 1 - 5, and then ...
... degree heat is never the most
enjoyable experience and is certainly not recommended but I felt a
good sense of achievement when I came back in in addition to that near
death feeling you get in these circumstances!
After a lazy day on the beach interspersed with a drum lesson which
came free with my 1250 rupee drum I'd been coerced into buying by the
hard to say no to Raj from Rajistan (I'm not a drummer and lack the
co ordination to play bongos ...