Orion Beach Resort
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... on those going through a vulnerable time in their lives.
Sometimes I think that the Ashram lifestyle could get a bit addictive. They seem to use the same tools used in basic training for the Army, getting you up early and filling your day with a relentless programme and teachings designed to change your outlook on life, which in itself can create an unquenchable thirst for understanding. Why are we here? What is the mind? What is the soul? Who am I? How can I connect ...
... open enclosure" seems like an oxymoron, I think it's a pretty good description. For the most part they aren't in cages. The birds are and some of the other animals are, but some of them, including the monkeys, are in open aired pens where they've tried to create a more natural environment for them.
Two of the monkey breeds they have, I've seen a lot of ...
... in these huge concrete basins where they were scrubbed vigorously with a brush before being hung outside hundreds of washing lines made from coconut hair. Once the washing was dried it was taken inside to be ironed by these old school heavyset irons that didn't use electricity, rather they were heated up by burning coconut shells. En route to our next stop we made a little pit stop to buy some tapioca chips. Having only ever had tapioca in a pudding form it ...
... the train began to move so I yelled to the girls to just get on quickly. Rose got in the next door along but managed to trip up the step and ended up with her legs hanging out of the carriage whilst the train slowly built speed. Some quick thinking locals had noticed what had happened and helped her in to the carriage. A shaken Rose joined us a little upset but thankful she was safe. On reflection she wondered whether her heavily laden back pack didn't help. I was a bit ...
... opened up and we were drenched but suitably cooled off.
Our next destination was Varkala a beach side town perched amongst dizzingly high cliffs with guest houses, restaurants and tourist shops running along them. The beach at Papanasham is a holy place where Hindus come to make offerings to dead loved ones with the assistance of priests who set up on the beach.
At the other end is the black beach where the tourists go to sunbathe and swim. For us the beach ...