Lake Palace Family Resort
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... out of the lush greenery and a distinct lack of Hindi music and the usual Bollywood posters which we had become so accustomed to further north. The people here too seemed very laid back, spoke excellent English and appeared to have a much much higher standard of living which was reflected in their houses, cars and clothes. It was also odd to see our taxi driver make the sign of the cross and kiss his rosary each time we drove past one of his saints churches (it reminded me ...
... to just sit on the balcony and watch the live nature show.
Well, time to get to bed and enjoy our last night in a comfy bed for a while (at least that's what we think, a lot of the cheap places usually have pretty HARD beds!) Thought we would have to sleep through the storm, but it suddenly stopped and the only thing we can hear now are fireworks from some type of celebration across the lake. Oh well, it'll probably be over soon...
... ordinary biscuits on day 2 was much easier than saying no to the banana fritters - a particular favourite of Krysia's and made with a distinct keralan touch.Siesta time is in the daily programme and the staff all have a kip lying in the corridor on top of a lungi simply spread out on top of the coir matting floor covering. Seems very uncomfortable but they must be quite used to it as for a good hour there was no movement! At night they take over the seating ...
... to do tasks which might take longer to perform, but then all kinds of industrial waste and pollutants are avoided. And humans make waste anyway, so why not make use of them? I really love that kind of efficacy. And I love Kerala.
After our boat journey, we headed back to the Casino Hotel and bid a sad farewell (spoiler alert: we came back to this hotel, so don't be shocked when we mention it again) to our newest friends: the folks ...
... fish we had ever tasted.
We then went for our 3 hour boat trip through the backwaters, which was so good. Myself and Rito got to drive the boat.
As we arrived back to our accommodation there was a festival going on, painted elephants, lots of people and the loudest fireworks we had ever heard!