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After spending Christmas Eve and half of Christmas Day on a 24hr bus ride, we spent the afternoon of Xmas day at the hotel watching a few movies. We went to Kollam to see the backwaters of Munroe Island. This island is a small island that has canals all through the local villages of the island. We took an early 7am rickshaw out to munroe island and was ...
... anchor and stay overnight in the middle of the lake, but it started to thunderstorm so we were forced to moor near the harbour. Our on-deck spicy supper was accompanied by claps of thunder and flashes of lightening. Then we did the travellers standard pastime of play cards into the night, until we were forced to take cover in our rooms by the onslaught of rain - definitely start of the monsoon season!! It rained all night.
... know how old we all were. Down on the beach, it was packed with people, sellers of food, snacks and kites. We made our way down to the sea, where people were paddling in their saris and beautiful dresses. There was a strong current and 2 very diligent lifeguards with their whistles stopping people getting in too deep, a lot of people seemed to loose their shoes that the had taken off. We hung around until the sun set, a great place for ...
... looking on in amusement when we were suddenly deluged with families from elsewhere in the carriage who wanted their photos taken with us. They patiently lined up and sat with us one by one, or in groups, having their photos taken and trying to persuade the youngest one, a boy of about 8, that he wanted to sit on my lap (he didn't). They didn't speak much English but seemed totally delighted that there were westerners in the carriage. ...
Going punting on a canoe through the jungle, what could be more fun? Through a network of very small narrow canals.
Picture the scene - the stream winds its way through the undergrowth, and overgrowth, small cottages, the occasional cow grazing on the bank, and passing beneath plenty of bridges - wooden, cement or just a palm tree on its side. (Remember to duck your heads!). Speaking of ducks, plenty of those swimming about as well.