Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
I set off from Kochi after a day of flying from Goa to Kochi across the country and back (cheapest option!) it's like flying from London to Paris via somewhere in Eastern Europe! The trip down the backwaters was amazing though and worth it, I spent a whole day cruising down the backwaters until I reached an island where I stayed with a local family. Very friendly family food was amazing and had a tour with ...
... write with pencils that have been greatly loved. Some of them sharpened down to virtually nothing. Using tattered old exercise books that are wrapped in news paper rather than contact. These kids have nothing but they are the happiest kids I've ever met. A friend of mine suggested brining some coloured pencils...advice that I now wish I had of heeded. This is us for the next four weeks and we're very happy with what we're ...
... made to wait for the next one!!!!! 1hr later we were finally on the boat and across the lake. We were then shuffled onto a bus with metal bars on the windows and off to see the lions. A short drive (3 mins) we were taken to an enclosing where we could see 4 sleeping lions taking their afternoon nap in the shade. We were only a few feet from them! Amazing. A few piccies later the bus started up and we thought we were being taken to the next spot - there were supposed to be over ...
... and the louds noises scared the elephants leading to a stampede. The elephants didn't do much damage but the rush of people getting away from the elephants injured many! I tried to keep a bit of distance from these elephants! And, was glad that there were only two instead of the rumored 40! We ran into one of Fiona's friends and he told us a bit of what was going on. He's spent a lot of time here and been to many such celebrations. And was friends with some ...
... 3 people to get the right info but when you havent even asked a question its rather frustrating , I am sure he thought he was being helpful !
We had a day in a hotel room to shower and sleep , we stayed at Mangalore International Hotel , great location, room okay for 1 night/day. We then headed back to the station for the 6.30 pm train overnight to Vakarla. This time in 3 Tier AC carriage , we swapped our bottom bunk with an older Indian lady who ...
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