Shah International Hotel
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... to experience otherwise - often going through people's gardens, seeing the vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants, local "cottage" industries, often stopping to talk to the locals, checking out the parathas at a local stall/shop and sampling a local "mocktail" at another (orange or pineapple, juice of a lime, some ginger and curry spice mix, sugar, whisk up in a blender, add a chili, then add a bottle of soda from the fridge and stir generously - delicious and envigorating! - ...
Today we went by tuk tuk with Francjs for about 25 minutes, on a ferry made of two boats tied together (and the tuk tuk came with us), another drive of 15 minutes and then a canoe trip of about one and a half hours in a wooden canoe built in the traditional style and punted by Mr Vishnu, a lovely young guy of about 22!
The canals are narrow with very ...
... a while and treated ourselves to an icecream whilst being harassed by a man playing a violin.....badly. Still taking advantage of being on the coast we had some juicy prawns for dinner and wandered back.
Our luck ran out with the weather and we awoke to pouring rain. Waterproofs on, we started walking to the tourist office for our boat trip. After a few minutes with no drainage systems in place, the roads became rivers and I had ...
... accent you can imagine!) After a hilarious round of 'The Hat Game' we introduced them to racing demons and they even decided to add their own rules...a risky move when playing with a member of the Roberts family. Each player had to shut their eyes and sit on their hands whilst one player hid everyone else's cards, creating a manic start to the game as everyone had to locate their pack before being able to begin! Ever since our breakfast with them the next morning we have had ...
... quite a few cafes/shops along a cliff top path however I had found just one or two shops and a hand full of eateries. That evening I ate at a lovely cliff top restaurant during a jazzy sunset and had an early night.That night the rain kicked in which drew an amazing number of mozzies but fortunately I still had the bad-ass strong stuff Pete had kindly passed on after his trip so was safe.
The next morning I set myself the mission of finding this ...