Hindustan Beach Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Very relaxed day as we don't catch our train to the beach resort of Varkaka till 6 so we have the whole day to chill. Kumar at the homestay let us stay in the room all day as they didn't have any other bookings, and between chats to Caroline and David we mainly just read and booked stuff for next week when we get up to Rajasthan. Sitting on the deck was lovely as you can see such a variety of birds right from your chair....there are even a few nests nearby ...
... We were on our way in a sputtering convoy. Our driver pointed out women carrying milk pots in the pre-dawn darkness. "Yeah, milkmen used to deliver milk in the early morning when we were little," we thought, totally oblivious to the fact that the milk pots were kavadi and this was an integral part of the religious ceremony. The Thaipusam festival was already underway.
... either, staying in the dorm in the rain is like camping. Part of you wants to enjoy the sound of the rain, part of you is wondering if you'll wake up in a small lake. And all of you is too ******* lazy to get out of bed to move your stuff to a dryer part of the room. One night I lay awake as water dripped onto my foot. I contemplated shifting my mattress back a metre. Then just moved ...
... who lives in London and he is doing a long trip to India and Nepal began in September and up to June 2015. The good guy has already 'done volunteering with children in India and intends to repeat that experience. We went out together to drink a shake with fruit and he was disappointed by the place due to the fact that at 11 pm all bars close. I explained to him that India is a very sober country and chastened and that for the follies night you have to go to Goa or ...
... not even remotely a bother after such a great day. The next day was a backwater tour of Munroe Island and by some stroke of luck as the other drivers were busy, Francis came bounding up and delivered us to the island. The tour was ok but it wasn't as nice as others we had done and by now we really were reaching our saturation point. Kind of like too many temples or museums but with a sore ass from sitting on a wooden bench too long. The water was quite stagnant so it looked ...