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... it ie. no street stalls, hovels etc. This means it doesn't also have that vibrant, chaotic, pandemonium feel either; no smells, litter problems, cows or electrical nests embedded on each light pole! I think I like it!
Our hotel named Toy is great and all we did was collapse until dinner time when we then ventured down to the first floor, ate a lovely meal and returned to collapse for the night. We're getting to old for this type of travel! ...
... is fairly new and very large. the local people raised £500,000 to have it built, which is quite an achievement. The restaurant is busy with a large floral display on the floor. The meal comprises a large piece of banana tree leaf as a plate. Onto this is put small taster portions of various relishes and curried vegetables then a portion of rice in the middle onto which is ladled some curry sauce. There is a small cup of buttermilk to drink with the main ...
... boat to duck. It was like something from a movie, or even an episode of the Simpsons when they go on tour (I'm never sure if I like those episodes, the Ireland one is full on inaccuracies). It was so calm and peaceful, even if soundtracked by Hindu chanting from the nearby temples. However that just added an extra piece of bizarre charm and authenticity. Pure heaven!
On our trip back to Trivandrum, I FINALLY got ...
... to light up the way. Once we reached the village though it was quite an amazing view and rest in the guest house was well appreciated.
The following day we headed back home from the mountains and stopped on the way to take a quick bath in one of the refreshing rivers that was flowing from the mountains. The water was so nice and clean. The peace and quietness of the whole Himalayan setting was quite refreshing.
... sea eagles), toddy-topping (the process of making alcohol from coconuts), coir making (making rope from coconut husks), and the process by which they turn river mussel shells into lime (which they sell to the construction industry). The boats they use throughout the region most closely resemble gondolas/punts, propelled by a man with a bamboo pole. The whole day was fascinating and very relaxing, exactly what we needed the day before our 900km train journey to ...
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