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After 6 hours at the pool we went back to our room to shower and change. We passed a taxi stand on the way back and not surprisingly, the drivers were very solicitous. I pulled out my best NY and assured them that we were OK and not in need of a taxi. Maya looked at me, rolled her eyes and said, "salespeople!".
Dan came home around 6pm, I fell asleep and Maya and Dad went to dinner.
Really great day.
... now Kolkata) or just unpronounceable. Trivandrum is now officially "Thiruvananthapuram." In all our time in Kerala we never once heard a single person refer to their 7 voweled, 18 lettered capital city in its full form, and any attempt by us to say it just resulted in us vibrating in an Indian accent.
Our arrival at this large and busy train station was quite a little drama. With all our luggage resembling a travelling circus we’ve been hiring a ...
... We certainly found both! Firstly, the samosas were very easy to find, and interestingly, kind of tasted like KFC chicken, weird? Seems the Colonel is everywhere. After a short walk around town, we went to the coffee house. Initially we werent even going to drink coffee, but finally decided, 'when in Rome'. The coffee was simply amazing! So strong and sweet, one was hardly enough. I had 2 of the finest, Grace going one more, and having 3 in about 15 minutes. ...
... had unbelievable chat for an Indian. He was telling me about a Bollywood cricket film (Lagaan) where the star is a cripple called Nundu. His impression were hilarious but after a bit of research I found out that they weren't accurate as Nundu wasn't his name and he was a Dalit instead of a cripple. Went to rock & roll bar for a tear up. Free drinks (haha). Sam chucked out more of his shot chat and failed miserably to pull yet another ...
... when we got on that train! As it had gone 11p.m we wanted to settle down for the night as soon as possible so we hunted down our seats, only to find someone asleep in them. Nat wasted no time in politely waking him up and telling him he was in our seats. However much to our embarrassment we were in the wrong carriage! Eventually we found them and settled down. It was a nice comfortable ride and we both slept well, in fact Nat slept nearly 12 hours in total. Our stop was the end of ...