Shah International Hotel
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... driven off to their various luxury hotels and houseboats. In Kollam however, hiding from the real India might not actually be a bad idea! Cockroaches scuttle from every crack and crevice (we resorted to stuffing the sheets pillows to the cracks in our rooms walls and floor to stem the flow while we slept!) and dead roaches line the pavements, providing an obstacle course to slalom around as we try to hunt down some food. Most restaurants seem to be workers cafes ...
Latitude: 07*26' N Longitude: 078*00 E Waking up at sea, all be it a bit lumpy! The sails were set in the morning, but didn't seem to make things less choppy. There are a few people green around the edges, I'm still not very confident in my sea sickness management - my advice: If you know something has worked before take it again Try ginger - if nothing else tastes nice If not I have ...
... face, possibly not helped when Sorab asked where the drink was coming from - ? Chennai? Then he just laughed. Sorab became a teacher, informing us about the Hindu religion and gods, I am beginning to understand some of it: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer of all evil, their wives and how to recognise them by the objects and animals there are associated with. He then told us various Hindu stories ...
... hanging out in the bar when Hianus informed us that there was going to be a 2 day strike on the 20/21st, ****, that's when Naomi had to leave. We brainstormed for a while thinking of different options, seeing as she was supposed to be flying from Kochi, this would be impossible, so she rebooked her flight from Trivandrum straight to Mumbai, she went off to the Internet cafe, for some hours, trying to book the flight, then there was a blackout! Typical. It really ...
... and the beach gets bigger towards Christmas. We found some great restaurants and the shopping was manly jewellery. I had a bit of trauma in Palolem when I lost my travel bracelet so Cat and I set out to replace it. We found a tibeten shop (it seems as though there is quite a big tibeten community in Varkala) and the guy showed us how he made bracelets using a knotting technique with thread adding little gems inbetween. We showed his Cat’s ...