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I had a very intense morning.At six I was already standing after a good night's sleep. I set off along the beach and climbed the stairs of North cliff just in time for the opening of the Temple bar where I took a basket of fruit with musli and a cup of Indian tea. I met Cecilia from Rome the beautiful waitress who told me that the owner of the bar is not 'an Italian but a Londoner.So I continued up the ridge to the Black beach where I met a ...
... I think they were quiet impressed. In true Indian style the train was late but only by an hour or so which is good for India. Our tuk tuk drivers at Varkala took us to a hotel which was not great but worked
out well as the hotel next door suited us well. It was nice and cheap probably because all the staff were on strike and the wifi had not worked for days due to the owner very honestly stating he had not paid the bill or ...
... Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest. The taxi driver who took us seemed very unhappy about the whole thing and tried to get us away as quickly as possible. The visit to a coir factory got dropped off the agenda completely. We complained lightly to the excellent front desk woman at the hotel who promptly rang the driver who told us we were the ones wanting to leave. I suspect the project had originally been set up quite well but due to lack of customers had declined ...
... to be. Only listen and see what rings true within yourself. Search for nothing. Find everything.’
Then it happened. He guided us through a meditation performed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (The so-hum meditation for anyone interested). It was a breathing exercise in which we followed with closed eyes the rhythms of the guru. In on the ‘so’, out on the ‘hum’. It started slowly, gradually gaining speed until we were ...
... the morning. Meander back and have breakfast and find a scooter to hire. Expensive here at £3 per day. Scoot of to Varkala town to get money and then on to Kappil Beach a local beauty spot. Not so great, not much there really and a load of rubbish, so back to black beach for a swim. I manage a small jog, and then we walk up the beach, watch the crabs, and the fish eagles. Walk back to the cliff that is now in full swing. Very hippy chilled out people walking along ...