Shah International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kollam
... the water for it's next meal and majestic kites circling high above. we cruised along watching people at work coir weaving (coconut fibres woven into rope), tending to the fish farms or working in the garden tending to the coconut palms, banana trees and multitude of spice producing plants. Life on the backwaters passes at a slower pace than in the cities. As the sun started to set, we arrived back where we had started and headed off to catch our train. Varkala ...
... and covered in woven reeds. We cruised through the open backwaters, seeing the Chinese fishing nets at work and fishermen going past balancing on their impossibly narrow rowing boats. Lucy and the boys jumped in at the first opportunity for a splash around, the boys throwing themselves in from the top deck (well, they are only 19) and all managing to sustain injury from the hull when climbing inelegantly back in. We were going ...
... s seaside fairground area, full of families. One very confident 10 year old girl called Sandra came up to practise her English, she introduced us to her family and brothers. It always seems to be the girls that are the more confident to talk to us. She did what apparently is common but seems to us to be intrusive, asking our names, where we are from, our jobs, the our ages (she didn't but others do - then ask our income!). We did ...
... living and working in Switzerland and it turned out that we were an almost inseparable group of guys and we talked about the most crazy topics and kept going the whole day. He was very much into Yoga and spirituality so we even went for meditation early in the morning on the beach. It was a special experience and Felix guided us through the whole process. I managed to concentrate and sit in 1 position for 50 min and then my legs really hurted. ...
... and in various states of repair, with crews of about 20 sailors - these guys mean business.
I will let the pictures tell the story.
Later, I'll tell you about my day on the canoe in nearby Munroe Island. (Next entry).
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