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... of rubbish burning all around India which I initially though was to get rid of mosquitos but is just a way of getting rid of waste. After a lot of organisation we booked a bus to get us to Bangalore where we would stop overnight before heading to Hampi. However, to get there we needed to go back via Aleppey where we would catch an overnight semi-sleeper bus where the seat reclines back a lot further than normal coaches. The bus was 12 hours but really comfy and seemed ...
After getting up at 7am, bleary eyed, we went in search of an auto rickshaw, having already asked about how much it should be, we approached a group of drivers, who eyed us with suspicion, they were not willing to take us for under 350 rupees, a whole 100 rupees more than we had been told to expect to pay. It seemed our pride was at stake, but we stuck to our guns and told them if they wouldn't take us we would find someone who would. We walked about 100 yards ...
... to it was unreal!! I just picked up some silver jewellery for myself....boring....I know!!! A western lunch was a calling so Pizza Corner it was, we stuck to veggie and got a tikka paneer (Indian cheese) pizza. It was slightly spicy and I had a bad feeling as to what it was gonna do to my insides but we ate away. We needed to get some stuff done on the net so after pizza the internet joint was the next port of call. There was a nice strong smell of ...
... you thought our schedule couldn't get any tougher, we were then off to a nice nap, followed by, yep you guessed it, dinner. As the three of us start wandering through the streets of Kollam in search of food, we come across a street vendor selling Paan, the Indian spin on chewing tobacco, where tabacco along with an assortment of spices are packed in a leaf, bundled up, and placed in the corner of the mouth. Now I'm not a fan of chewing tobacco, but I had to try it just once out ...
... I had to go
out and buy some more Club Soda for the men. Half an hour after we left shore for rations, I got
to drive the boat because my laptop's battery died. I kept going left and right
all the time. Then I had to go back because the boat was docking at the resort.
While we were packing our stuff and leaving the boat, I took all the drinks
from the icebox and put them in my fridge. Then I took a shower. Soon ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSignature Residence Varkala
Signature offered me a free standing bungalow. It is clean and quiet but sits a few blocks walk from the main strip. If it hadn't rained it would be fine, but I struggled walking through the puddles each night to make my way home in the dark.
They have wifi but only in the main building with no common area to sit. Price was competitive but I would prefer to stay on the strip next time.
Like most places there is no hot water but they provided a bucket upon request.
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