Travel Blogs from Kollam
Latitude: 07*26' N Longitude: 078*00 E Waking up at sea, all be it a bit lumpy! The sails were set in the morning, but didn't seem to make things less choppy. There are a few people green around the edges, I'm still not very confident in my sea sickness management - my advice: If you know something has worked before take it again Try ginger - if nothing else tastes nice If not I have ...
... face, possibly not helped when Sorab asked where the drink was coming from - ? Chennai? Then he just laughed. Sorab became a teacher, informing us about the Hindu religion and gods, I am beginning to understand some of it: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer of all evil, their wives and how to recognise them by the objects and animals there are associated with. He then told us various Hindu stories ...
... bags, weighed then sold to produce oil. An old man with a really bad cough, was lifting such large dead weights, his arms were extremely huge and you wonder how many bags has he lifted in his lifetime?
Back in Kollam, I enjoyed some tasty chicken kebabs for my dinner and by the next morning, we were enjoying a local Indian breakfast before our journey to Kochi by train.
Next stop, Kochi.
... the wheelchair is handing out Darshan tickets." Darshan is the term used for the hug received from Amma. And yes, you need to get a ticket, although I lost mine and was still allowed to sneak in a hug.
Nick and I stroll over to the table, get our tickets, and move the table a few feet over under the shade. A brisk breeze scurries the pile of tickets on the table. Another expat standing next to the table, and yep you guessed it, also dressed in all white, comments in a monotonic ...
... br> While we were shopping I bought some snacks for our bus drive to the next stop on our agenda-Mysore. My Masala Magic crisp packet informed me my heart would go Dhak Dhak as I tasted them, it did actually do that, but it was more to do with the tuk tuks cutting us up and the endless wildlife on the roads than any spices in the packet.
Mysore was extremely hot after the freshness of Ooty, but it also had one of the most beautiful palaces we had seen since the ...
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