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When the alarm went off I still wasn't ready to wake up. Luckily Jacci was motivated and I decided I didn't want to miss out. We brought only our cameras so that being tempting to buy things wasn't an option.
The first thing we noticed of the morning is that it was surprisingly very lively. More and more as time went on. Second, the crows were so loud. Like, out of a nightmare, hauntingly loud.
We walked along the pathway where ...
... huts to stay in, and as appealing as staying in a hospital, we took up her offer. From here, Monique was the perfect guest to us. She was a wealth of knowledge and couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Often our conversations went with a simple question, followed by the most worldly and thoughtful answer, which would always somehow supply us with 100 more questions, determined to squeeze out every aspect of knowledge and experience she had. Our huts were a short 100m ...
... he declared that our food was ready and would we like to move to a bigger table because we had "many dishes". We declined convinced that with a bit of organised re-laying of the table it would be fine and it was! We delved into our delicious Indian meal but shortly after mum suggested that we would definitely need more rice; "can we have some rice please and is it possible to get ...
... the temple there were lots of women, some queuing to enter the temple and and other sleeping on the ground ...
The temple was spectacular with all the lights ...
There were shrines to the goddess on every junction and lights and music blaring from racks of speakers
... and their parents admiring the sunset; a striking sight. I also found this great cafe which served brown bread; the first time I've had it in India. I don't think the beach in Varkala is as nice as in Goa but there are far less tourists and there were also numerous temples in the town which we enjoyed visiting.
We left Varkala at 6am this morning. Unfortunately I slept through two alarms ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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