Hindustan Beach Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
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Debra teased us by showing the photos and videos she shot ...
Staying at a really nice, Homestay, run by Debra an American, who lived in London and is married to an Indian guy! Had a lazy morning and then got a tuk tuk down to North Cliff and lunch on overlooking the beach and sunbakers.
In the afternoon we did our first yoga class along with some other people from the Homestay on the roof top. The teacher had us doing Salutes to the Sun and one French lady who was a lot older than me was doing head ...
... quieter, and kind of in between the two is where pilgrims and locals perform a ritual which you're welcome to head down there and witness. Just dress respectfully though ay, don't go wandering through in a bikini like one woman apparently did. It might be a beach but it's a beach in India where women still bathe fully dressed and we should be grateful we have beaches like Goa, Om Beach and the North Cliffs here ...
... the last ferry sank in 1988. On arrival we were punted and paddled along a maize of narrow waterways in almost silence such that the wild life stayed close. Roz counted: six kingfishers, two woodpeckers, six jelly fish, one snake, several eagles, cranes and egrets. We stopped to see the short coir fibre twisted into rope and had a cup of masala tea and a coconut. One of our most enjoyable outings yet. Not another white tourist in sight. Just a family from ...
... what an Indian local would pay. I enjoy my first Indian meal of fish curry and naan bread and of course chai masala- The best chai I've ever come across. The food here is very rich and brightly colored- a beautiful display. A lot of India is like that. The markets are full of fabrics with wild patterns made into hippie flowing pants, spices in colors that I never imagined and smells to match. This is India's beautiful ...