The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
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- Minbar in room
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... ramshackle, and we wiled away plenty of time that day just waiting for the sun to burn through the clouds and watching the waves hurl themselves violently against the shore.
Alleppey is a tiny beach town with not much happening in the low season, so we quickly decided to return just a few kilometres inland to the backwaters of Kerala, the state’s most famous tourist draw. We spent an hour or two sizing up and bargaining over the large thatched-bamboo ...
... were there the sea was lovely to swim in - the waves were breaking well out so we could have a good time in the water without worries.
The path along the cliffs is quite fun with lots of clothes/souvenirs shops and restaurants. We found one restaurant (Clafouti) in a lovely location, with beautiful views out to sea and along the coast and, as they seemed to cater to our ...
... full of awesome people. There were 4 Australian surfer guys with a Swedish girl on the top floor, a quiet little family on the second floor and myself and a Russian girl on the first floor. There were also the two guys who ran the place. A number of people who were staying at a guest house down the street often came to hang at our house as well. There were 2 brand new puppies whom, we quickly named Jack and Daniel. Unfortunately, the first morning we were all there, ...
... since we landed and as good as it is, I needed something protein heavy to prevent the squirts. I found it in the form of a chicken schnitzel. At the aptly named "Swiss cafe" with no one there resembling anything close to what I would consider Swiss, I did have slight concern after placing the order. But it wasn't too bad, the Rostti was the best bit and after a tonic to help it all settle I retired to check in on Kate and rest ...
... all selling the same thing. Well, there are maybe 3 varieties of shops-backpacker clothes, jewelry, and massage/ayurvedic shops). Everything has a gorgeous view. There are two beaches. One is the foreigners beach, where women can wear bikinis (although still usually getting stared at) and the Indian beach, where women go in the water fully clothed (in full saris!) We stayed near the Indian beach, at ...