Akhil Beach Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAkhil Beach Resort Varkala
Good rooms, dirty towels. Great part of the beach, safe and quiet.
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... to get a tuk-tuk for the last bit to the beach area of Varkala (rowed with the driver a bit over the fare as he was trying to rip me off badly; it is nice to know that the ashram had taught me the foundations of love and serenity...) Varkala is a picturesque beach at the bottom of striking red cliffs. Situated along the clifftop is a backpacker resort with the usual assortment of guesthouses, little cafes and small shops selling tourist *****. Further down the beach and down from ...
... but I go out to drink some other local, non-alcoholic beverage.Here they are ridiculous: most tourists order the beer, but since a few restaurants have the liquor license, they serve it in opaque mugs while the bottle is covered with newspaper and hid under tables, as it was not even a drug! On the other hand when I walk, there are several that offer marijuana or hashish, but I do not care. As usual in strong repression, follow abundant consumption of prohibited ...
... too. One of them had family in Kollam otherwise it is difficult to understand why they were here. Their English was excellent and we discussed: education, dress expectations, salaries, temperature and even ventured into politics. They generally seemed to think Modi was a good thing. We trooped back round the corner to the five star hotel to get a beer but this time in a top floor bar which was very dark and like a rather seedy men's club. Still we got our beer, not easy in ...
... other food. The place is immersed in Hinduism with the chanting of the thousand names of the divine mother, stating at 5.00am for those that want to attend. Half the place is jammed with westerners dressed in white but there's plenty of old indian women who look like they could be a hundred years old. A day and half is as much as I can take before I head north for somewhere more relaxing. http://m.rollingstone.com/culture/news/ ...
... past 'The Yorkshire are like Scottish (very good with their money) but the generosity is squeezed out of them!' Mark laughed! ... & still found it funny the next day! Chating to our friends this morning and this topic was about 'training the mind'.. So as mark wonders off to get a Tuktuk I spot a spindly spider bouncing along the ground. This is my moment to 'face my fears'. I crouch down knees on the floor to stare this thing out and it all seems to be going well. I ...