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... swim, eat and shop along the high coastal path. It was also a much needed haven after the slightly exhausting tour of the north. If you imagine a big sigh breathing out, this is how I felt when I arrived, and what a better way to start than with a traditional southern, vegetable thali, complete with big Keralan rice and an array of delicious vegetable dishes served on a banana leaf. I whiled the time away in Varkala walking along the rusty brown coastal path, watching puja ...
... br> Train :Kottayam.62km, Ernakulam.100km.
Route :Vagamon-Erattupetta-Pala-Kottayam-Rail way station.
Vagamon-Thodupuzha-muattupuzha-Ernakulu m-Railway station.
Airport: Kochin International Airport (Nedumbassery) 110km.
... grounds and hotel surrounds for about an hour. There were packs of small grey monkeys racing around, including some mother monkeys with small babies clinging to their undersides. It seems to me that the marsupial pouch was a good invention. The majestic trees gave the whole place great beauty, and thankfully, the usual litter I now associate with India was absent. We then went for a boat trip up the lake and kept our eyes scanned for ...
... the fish market. The boat crew said "we have chicken for dinner but if you don't want chicken you'll have to buy fish" which is such a scam because hardly any tourists eat chicken while in India because it's too risky. So we hopped off the boat and walked along the bank to the little dairy and fish shop. We purchased 1kg of tiger prawns which cost 1100 rupees so about $24 NZD.. The fish man asked us if we wanted to buy beer, of course we said yes! with far too ...
... over buffalo carcass from one of the 32 tigers (I'm a little sceptical about the legitimacy of this whole tiger thing).
Whilst browsing the local shops of spices, fabrics and jewellery, I turned around to find a local man showing Jayson how to wrap a Dhoti around his waist in one of the shops. A Dhoti is a length of material the local men wear as a wrap around sarong in the hotter weather. Jayson bought it and walked out with a smile. Love it! My brother.....embracing ...