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Sorry for bombarding you with entries all at once, but here's the next stop on our trip: Kollam.
On 12 November, we got our early train (7am) to Kollam. We had booked ourselves into a nice (if slightly odd) hotel called the Sea Pearl. The room is nice, and although there was a wet room in the bathroom, Mr H later discovered there was no hot water (oh dear). ...
... Matha Amrithanandamayi Mission, home of our fellow boat passenger and Yoga-lover Aleesha for the next few days, the waterways continued to flirt with the coastline; occasionally we spotted an entrance to the Arabian Sea, and at times we were only separated by a small ridge and a pathway. As we approached Kollam the light began to fade, and we were treated to a beautiful sunset as we passed a huge misshapen statue of a naked female form, titled The Goddess of Light, ...
... favorites is the scorpion. You start in a headstand, and slowly arch your back and let your legs fall behind you, lift your head off the ground and look forward, so you're balancing on your forearms! I feel very accomplished in that moment ;) Another one that I will definitely take some more time to get is the peacock. Picture yourself sitting on your knees, knees separated. Then you put your palms on the floor between ...
... a bottle of red and have a pre Christmas Drink on the comfy chairs ! We left the staff dancing on the stage to Eminem and 50 Cent!
Certainly a Christmas Eve we will never forget!!
The rest of the days have passed slowly , lots of sleep , reading lots of books.
We had a bike for a few days , the roads are so quiet here so its relatively safe , except when a car comes round a bend on the wrong side of the road but you kind of expect that in India ...
... see as you float around the canals - big healthy looking ones.
Dwellings range from rustic shacks to freshly painted, brightly coloured new-builds.
It felt pretty unreal, just floating along, blown away by the enchanting natural beauty and the peaceful tranquility of it all. It's pretty chilled out here, must be said. So quiet and still.
So hey, I might have mentioned somewhere previously there are quite a lot of coconut trees ...
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