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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 ...
... 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 ...
... height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">We weren't the only ones who had prolonged stays there, we met up with a couple of girls in Varkala who we had been bumping into throughout the last week or so, Ellie and Sarah. We also met a welsh lad who was excited to tell us about his quest to try some opium in the next town north simply because his mate said it was (in a welsh accent) 'absolutely brilliant'.
... which is a bit quieter, but there were still plenty of tourists to watch from our varandah. Bamboo village is quite picturesque and I think we will appear on quite a few holiday photos, as loads of people stopped to photograph the resort.
Varkala is shopping heaven, if you want to buy Tibetan and north Indian goods at a high price, bulk as you haggle properly. This place can lull you into a very lazy state. Everyone speaks English, you can get Indian, Chinese and Italian ...