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... India where farming takes place below sea level. Fields and fields of flooded rice paddies. Water buffalo grazing around the edges. We went by small villages, some people and miles and miles of nothing but Palm trees. I've never seen so many Palm trees. We headed down some narrow waterways, trees hitting the sides of the boat and the water completely full of floating hycinths. The propellor got full of them, so we had to stop for a while whilst they were all removed. At 1.30pm ...
... collected and sold. While they are working they make these cooing sounds which tell the other women that they have finished spinning or twisting the coir rope.
Next went to see a Temple elephant who is owned by the Hindi Temple. This elephant is not allowed to mate because this would make him unclean, so he has been in a bad mood and very violent for a few months!! He is only just settling down and they haven't been able to take him out as ...
... We took an auto rickshaw to the beach which was pretty empty but it was so hot we soon retreated to a five star hotel that we had to be security screened to enter but it too was empty. We sat and drank lime soda and wondered why forty or so people were coming to the place for lunch as it was stuck in a very insalubrious neighbourhood. I think we slept in the afternoon. I have to say Roz has taken India rather more in her stride than ...
Over the course of the last 10 days we have flown from Delhi to the capital of Kerala province, Kochi. Here we stopped at the harbour side town of Fort Cochi for a couple of days, followed by a short bus ride to the town of Allepey. We then stopped the night on a houseboat exploring the famous Indian backwaters before we jumped onto a train to the seaside town of Varkala.
... booked. The next morning we moved to a sea view hut, which was much better. We had our bamboo hut with ensuite bathroom, a porch with a couple of recliners and a hammock. The hammock was lovely and comfortable, but did nothing for my dignity. Although it was waist high when we walked up to it, the rope it was hung from was so stretchy that as I sat in it, it almost lowered me to the ground. In fact, when I laid down in it, if I shuffled the wrong way,by bottom touched the ...