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... canoe trip! We devised our own circuit (referring to Google maps!) - this time on land of course - re-sampling some of the scenery and goodies of our earlier exploits and taking in some new.
The three days really gave us the time to get a feeling for the place - and we must thank our host and family for that (... Vijeesh even went off to the beer shop 6 km away to pick up bottles of Kingfisher beer for our sundowners ...).
An experience definitely recommended.
... of four rooms on the canal bank where he lives with his mother and grandmother.
Something really interesting we saw today was a cashew nut tree! The way the cashew nut grows is really bizarre! A hard nut shell in the shape of a cashew nut grows from the flower and then a small fruit that looks like a yellow capsicum grows above the nut. The cashew ...
... ready to be made into mats, little houses and lots of ducks. The hours flew by and all of a sudden it was finished and we headed back to the office. There wasn't a lot else to do in Kollam so we opted to head straight to Varkala and spend the weekend at the tourist beach before our flights, mine to Indonesia and Willem's to Nepal. 2 buses and a rickshaw later for a 30 minute journey we arrived at the stunning north cliffs of Varkala ...
... a religious procession and festival of which I know not the name of the location or the event. For our roughly $8 charge we were dropped off in the thick of things ad told to be back by 4:00.
It's far better for me to post some of the many pictures and videos I took at the festival than try to describe it. The highlights ...
... place for Christmas because it happens here! There are quite a few Churches here, each trying to outdo the others with lavish decorations, caroling and parades. We missed it, but apparently at midnight New Years Eve they burn a giant Santa effigy - really not sure how that ties in, but oh well! Softies that we are we ended up visiting a lot of Kashmiri souvenir shops, as they gave commissions to the auto-rickshaw drivers if they brought us in. We also learned that ...