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... and uncomfortable. Into tuk tuks to the hotel, it was only 5 minutes away, through the crazy streets. We nearly crashed several times - the driving is crazy, minimal regard for which side of the road you should be on and overtaking on. We had dinner at 7.30. Yes, all I do is eat. But I couldn't eat anything at dinner tonight, it was all just onion. Onion pakora, onion salad, onion rice and chicken curry. Great.... So I had some raw carrots, raw peppers and raw cabbage and went to ...
... saw Joseph's fathers fishing boat. He and his brother fish with the father in the season but now they have three months off, so Francis is trying to build up his tuk tuk business.
Francis took us to a lighthouse and we climbed to the top for a great view of Kollam. We visited a site where a fort just is being restored and the men carry these huge bricks on their shoulders.
Then we went to his house for chai and met his wife ...
... out/off. So when the bus dropped us of we thought we'd be ok to walk to our homestay, but no. We ended up getting a rickshaw who took us to the front door! Check in wasn't till 1pm but she had the room ready and waiting for us at 10.30! We filled out the various forms and connected to the wifi! I asked Fi where she'd stayed when se was here 18months ago and as she's ...
... surrounding the island, stopping for masala tea, trying peppercorns from the bush, seeing coconut husk rope spinning and to visit our canoe guide's (Vishnu's) house and meeting his 36 day old niece! Was a great tour, even the rickshaw drive to the island was interesting as included a ferry crossing on something that looked about as safe as something the Jeremy Clarkson and team would put together for a Top ...
... it or the free roaming cows/stray dogs come by and have their fill on it. Cows are one of the many worshiped Gods here in India and therefor not eaten or harmed except when getting hissed at to get out of the way of traffic. I find it ironic that plenty of cows roam in such a poverty stricken country and are fed the trash. We reach Varkala, a little town nestled up close to the water, hung atop the cliffs edge ...