Park International Kovalam
Travel Blogs from Kovalam
... in Kerela. According to the information we were told by the little kids at the school we visited, the practitioners use herbs gathered from the area to make natural medicines as well as oil massage treatments focussed on blood flow and balance. For some time, Mum and Dad had been visiting a New Zealand based practitioner and through him they had arranged a two week holiday in Kovalam.
Time slipped by us and all the sunny days of lying in loungers and playing in ...
... as “pop” or “special cola”.
Tans topped up we had yet another early start as we’d arranged to fly to Mumbai for a stopover before heading to Bangkok on 1st March, this time we’d booked a hotel and despite there being no one to collect us as arranged we did eventually make it to our room. We have AC and big tv with movie channels which will keep us occupied until we check out – at 3.15am – Bangkok here we ...
... several hours playing and although I swallowed half the ocean and ended up with a grazed knee, we were entertained for a while :-) we did however expose ourselves a bit too much to the sun (maybe due to some fake suncream which advertised itself as being waterproof and factor 30) and are now a bit on the pink and tender side :-( but oh well, the pains of being by the beach!
Now to our bathing babies section! I'm sure ...
... br> To us it seemed to be full of a mix of people;
Locals who were living a certain lifestyle and got on with it
Westerners who had adopted the lifestyle and got on with it
Westerners who tried too hard to fit in rather than be themselves
Westerners who believed they were holier than thou and were completely condescending
Westerners who were just lost souls trying to find a place in life
... eager to put the three rickshaw and two taxi rides behind us.
A horrible experience overall but I am happy with our good fortune and karma that Ty is okay. Thank Krishna he had a medium sized wad of rupees on him too! It was embarrassing enough to be in a hospital wearing next to nothing. Everyone stared. Every doctor and nurse in the building came to at least catch a glimpse. Just imagine if we couldn't pay!
When free to go ...