Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... to the elements and where you look down on the valley below. Yoga finishes at 10am and it's straight to breakfast - as you enter the room you have to take your shoes off, wash your hands and sit in rows in silence while eating off the metal trays - it's curry again! After breakfast we are allocated our chores to do, mine is to serve breakfast every morning, and Steves is to put the mats, chanting books and musical instruments out for morning and evening Satsong. Which means he had ...
... on the boat was ridiculously hot but it was fun spending the night moored out on the backwaters.
Headed down to Varkala which gave us our first experience of Indian trains. Our first one was 50minutes late and we'd been dropped off at the station over an hour early but was fine once we got on - we accidentally got on a ladies only carriage but Jim's Indian lady impression didn't seem to go down too well so we had to move ...
... with Bob, Geri and Peder on our last evening there , not a late crazy one as we had a train to catch at 2 am on the 19th Dec.
After Martin's last night out with Peder - ending at 6.30 am ( yes another ear bashing for Martin !) where Peder lost his shoes and he told me Martin fell asleep in the bar , I was not keen on them being left alone !
I was glad to leave , the mosquito's were not so bad at the South end of the beach but I got a ...
... sweating, I felt stronger mentally and physically. Why had I fought this practice? Well that is the past it will now be a part of my future with my hubby doing sun salutations in the warm comfort our home. The experience overall was memorable. Giving up an hour a day for karma yoga, eating veg meals from a silver tray on the floor in silence twice a day, not touching or showing affection, and waking up to thirty dongs of a ...
... LONG train all the way down to Varkala, almost at the most southern tip of India. We chose this stop because it offered another beach and chilled out atmosphere, but with a nice big cliff overhanging the waves as well. The beach was a fairly nice one (despite the odd patch of black sand) and for the first couple of days the weather was quite nice too. We stayed at the Government Guest House, which gave us some of the cheapest accommodation in India, as well as ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center