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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... the stop came and went, and the train did not stop! It seems we got lost in translation and boarded the wrong train. Oh well, 7 weeks in India and it was the first mistake we had made on a train! Luckily we knew that the end destination was Trivandrum, a city we had planned on going to after Varkala, so we figured things could have been worse! However we now found ourselves in a strange city at night, with no accommodation booked and all of the options in our lonely ...
... to climb in for a few hours’ kip and ignore the snoring as much as possible. The "beds" were hung from ropes from the ceiling so they could fold down later in the day, with 6 beds per carriage room (3 on each side). We were a little worried Tracie might come crashing down on top of Bob in the night but thankfully they held firm! When we did ...
... that there isn’t necessarily any restaurants and shops nearby (or landmarks to direct a taxi driver to) and you even – believe it or not – have to walk a bit to find a rickshaw. So we found ourselves going to or ordering from our only local restaurant, ‘Hotel Irani’ every evening, as it was the only one within a 2 km radius. Luckily it was delicious authentic South Indian food (although a bit spicy for the kids).
The main attraction for us was ...
... what is on offer for the following nights - and try to haggle for better rates. This worked here too, and we got the Green Palace A/C room, with balcony facing our to sea, for Rs 2,000 for the next night - or about 20 pounds.
We found that Varkala is not much but some magnifcent cliffs, a pleasant beach and a single footpath along the tops of the cliffs, along which there are numerous restaurants, cafes, shops, guesthouses, beach hut ...
... of the side effects of the malaria tablets was that they made you burn more easily, perfect for hot countries, right!? Luckily Naomi was incredibly sympathetic to my inverse bikini suntan and newly reddened body and didn't practically cry laughing, she helped me to sudocream up though, so I forgave her! We lay there for a while on our bed, me top to toe in sudocream and Naomi with a thick layer of sudocream on her lips, we were looking fiiiiiiinnnneee! The next ...