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Travel Blogs from Kovalam
... them anything, I just listened and left them to it and their problems
(some may thinki I am wrong, but I dont think anyone would help me out, especially if they dont know me and just met me)
Why aren’t they eating street food and WHY are they on a budget in India? I guess if they had nothing left in the ‘budget’ they wouldn’t eat, these people do make me laugh, they travel, but can’t afford it, India must be the cheapest ...
... go to a hotel for dinner which was very plush compared to what we had been used to. We had cocktails and wine and pigged out on the all you can eat buffet (we just couldn't stop eating) it was quite expensive but worth every penny. We went up over 8 times and came back with full plates and left feeling slightly sick. The next day was very much the same apart from it was quite a stormy but we found a private beach which only had 2 other people on it ...
... scenery would be an understatement. As soon as we left the air conditioned train, you're hit with a wave of moist, hot air, which has the habit of making you feel twice as hot as normal. The change in the countryside is incredible too. White, sandy beaches of Goa have been replaced with the characteristic palm and coconut trees, and low-lying wetlands which spread out in all directions of Kerala, or 'Gods own country'.
Varkala itself is split into two areas. ...
I wake up around 6:30. I am feeling better, thankfully. Not great, but better. I think I'll be able to go out and about today. I take a shower, then get my stuff together to pack. It is always a ritual, trying to get everything in the backpack. Luckily, I have a driver so I can leave stuff out of the pack in the duffel I bought to take it on planes and trains and other public places. I have decided not to pack the Indian clothes I bought in ...
... 1000 rupee hire the guy was asking.
After having been out at the quieter 'Black Beach' for a few hours we
headed to the beach just up by the junction to try to see the daily Hindu
blessing. They consider the beach Holy and take wreaths of flowers
down to the ocean and, I believe, the ashes of their dead and have a
ceremony for them in the sea. This occurs daily at sunset but I guess
we judged it wrong because they were all done when ...