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... 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 ...
After Kollam, we headed up to Alleppey by houseboat which handily moored right outside our villa/hut to pick us up. It was great to see the coconut tree fringed banks of the canals and lakes drift slowly by and all the fishing boats and nets, it's a massive industry here. We still seem to be a big attraction for the locals though, particularly when sitting in a couple of arm chairs at the front of ...
... and making sure we was first telling the nurses we had a flight to catch. Hospital was very nice, clean and people really helpful almost putting the UK to shame. So I saw a doctor Dr George Jacob. He doesn't look like a George Jacob if I'm perfectly honest, but he was good and helpful so il let it pass. A few test and then Sent me for a blood test, got the results and the prescription all in a hour and a half. Turns out the bites wasn't Mosquitos just some other ...
... said he could drive to Madurai. UK taxi companies take note, 7 hr taxi for £10 each, now that's value for money. Apart from the amazing rate it wasn't the best day for driving, at one point we missed a turning and had to reverse down a motorway (something that really good exercise for the bum muscles) and later on we hit a cow. Not hard enough to do alot of damage to it but hard enough that i wouldn't have liked to been that cow.
Jaymini- 8 ferry ride to Kollam. Ferry is horrible, views are stunning though.
hayley- had some drinks on a house boat, the hotel put on a dj and disco just for us, it was a bit like a caravan club disco, but it was really nice of them. ...