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The second day we had two superb 3+ hour trips on a canoe, being 'poled' around the narrow canals disecting the island, usually fringed with palms, passing by houses, coconut/banana plantations, Tiger prawn farms, etc - lush, green, beautiful, peaceful - a privilege to experience - and no other boats in sight apart from the ocasional locals fishing or collecting clams.
The third day gave us a day to do as we pleased. No need to get up early for ...
... bridges where we had to duck down or sit in the bottom of the boat. It was a really peaceful trip with lots of egrets, kingfishers and herons.
Local men were selling their fish to women in theirs homes along the banks of the canal.
We stopped off at a few spots and had a local chai and then at the end of the trip Mr Vishnu took us into his ...
... through with the water reaching my shins. At the office we were told there was no top to the canoe and we would basically have to suck it up and deal with it. Luckily on the drive to Munroe island the rain eased and by the time we were on the canoe holding an umbrella was sufficient. After half an hour it stopped, the sun came out and we started to dry off. The trip was really good we passed prawn farms, coconut trees, rolls of ...
I expected to spend my time in Varkala in beach-oriented activities like surfing lessons. However, at the surf shop I noticed a flyer posted for a local temple festival and asked the surf instructors about it. They highly recommended going. The minibus left from a hotel near the beach for a drive somewhere to the southeast of ...
A Muslim, a Christian and a Hindu walked into a restaurant together . . . Sound like the intro to a bad joke? It's not! This happens every day in Kochi! It is one of the coolest things I have seen here yet, is that they all get along! They are quite proud of this - we did a tour of the town, and one of the highlights was a street corner with a Mosque, a Christian Church and a Hindu Temple all side by side, with people coming and going and waving saying hi! It was also ...