Travel Blogs from Kollam
... driven off to their various luxury hotels and houseboats. In Kollam however, hiding from the real India might not actually be a bad idea! Cockroaches scuttle from every crack and crevice (we resorted to stuffing the sheets pillows to the cracks in our rooms walls and floor to stem the flow while we slept!) and dead roaches line the pavements, providing an obstacle course to slalom around as we try to hunt down some food. Most restaurants seem to be workers cafes ...
Latitude: 07*26' N Longitude: 078*00 E Waking up at sea, all be it a bit lumpy! The sails were set in the morning, but didn't seem to make things less choppy. There are a few people green around the edges, I'm still not very confident in my sea sickness management - my advice: If you know something has worked before take it again Try ginger - if nothing else tastes nice If not I have ...
... face, possibly not helped when Sorab asked where the drink was coming from - ? Chennai? Then he just laughed. Sorab became a teacher, informing us about the Hindu religion and gods, I am beginning to understand some of it: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer of all evil, their wives and how to recognise them by the objects and animals there are associated with. He then told us various Hindu stories ...
... large murder of crows gathered on the shore trying to peck at it. On closer inspection we realised it was the intestines of a cow which the local butcher further up the beach had discarded into the beautiful ocean. This kind of killed the fantasy and we all retreated to the sand only to see another intestine float past 5 mins later! Nice! Varkala town is great, a traditional Indian market town with the usual hassle and bustle ...
... the tourists I'd met the night before gave generously to help them out. I hope that it was enough to help. Really highlights how lucky we have it in the west where something like this would be a massive set-back, but in India, it can mean poverty and homelessness.
I spent the next 2 days relaxing in Varkhala which is a beautiful place. Perched on the edge of a cliff, ovelooking a pristine beach fringed with palm trees it ...
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