Green Fields Kumarakom
Travel Blogs from Kumarakom
28th nov. We woke in our palatial suit, it was the cheapest room actually, and all I could think about was the hotel breakfast, quell surprise! Well, it was included and apart from the fact that I could watch footy on the box last night, breakfast is one of my favourite things about hotels. It's not just the spread, it's the fact that you are obliged to try everything and eat as much as you possibly can. The ideal tactic is to set your alarm early, get down there as soon as it opens ...
... I had to remind myself that we were not on a schedule, but by the end, regressed and kept asking, "Where to next?" after each little stop, and then promptly tuned out as soon as our guide began talking because it sometimes took too much energy to understand his answer, musically-accented as it was. I just got lulled into too much of a stupor, eventually.
Having said that, I have to also say that the ride was absolutely lovely. We saw ...
... our forays into the town here on Willingdon, Ft. Kotchi and Mattancherry in another post. For now, just to say that the Casino has been a delightful place for us to stay. This is by far the most expensive hotel I've ever paid for myself in a developing country, though at $70 a night for a shared room, still very reasonable for Gita and I to afford. We have air-conditioning! We have hot showers! We have electricity and wi-fi. It is so luxurious and I am very thankful ...
... remember her as my rescuer. Having finally managed to catch the right train, I spent the perilous five hour journey crammed into a sweltering, crowded carriage, finally arriving in Casa Linda at 5am. India is certainly a place of extremes, as it was four years ago. Extreme heat, extreme culture, extreme poverty, and an extreme disregard for health and safety! It is a place that you can't help but love, but also hate, at the same time. I know I will go back one ...
... a sweaty rickshaw and ferry ride accross the water still to go. We did little that evening apart from find somewhere to stay and then somewhere to fill the void that a pack of rich tea biscuits had failed to satisfy on the train. After a delicious Keralan chicken curry, and a much needed wash, we slept. Really well.
We started in hospital yesterday: Bernie and I have been working in the Obs&Gynae department, meanwhile Christie has ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center