The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
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- Minbar in room
- Conference facilities
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... trip I took by getting the train an hour south down to Trivandrum, which is Kerala's capital. A hectic and crowded place, as Indian cities (even small ones such as this) invariably seem to be, but great for people watching and ambling around. I took in the famous temple there, wandered through a bazaar and tried to get into the city zoo which is supposedly the inspiration for the zoo in 'Life Of Pi' (it was closed for the day) Had a nice dinner at a street stall then came back ...
... missed the beach! Though we did sort out a big chunk of our Xmas shopping. I also I managed to find somewhere to get a veggie lasagne - something I had been craving for weeks (though it wasn't as good as mum's), so achievements all round really... We also popped over to a bar at the other end of town to see some live music, though annoyingly got there as they were playing the last few Red Hot Chili Peppers songs and then had to leave. Though we were told that the ...
... which backed on to the backwaters were old, very old. Several were lucky to still be standing. The water looked very dirty, an odd green color, however we saw several men drinking from it. Georgia and I took this as a good sign and eventually jumped in for a swim. Once in the water, something swam past my foot, and remembering the 2m long snake we had seen in the water twenty minutes previously, I think I actually ran across the water to get out.
... back at our 1st few hours here and strange things keep happening- it's not good: 1st 10mins in varkala a Mad Canadian man snapped at the Tuktuk driver and then tried to grab hold of the Tuktuk as we attempted to drive off. I hope we don't see him ever again! 2nd. I was asking a couple (who were just leaving their place) whether they'd recommend us staying there when all on a sudden there was a thud behind me. When I looked around there was a dead crow on the floor ...
... in Korea and is from Minnesota) and Dean from New Orleans. There is my roomie Lija, from Austria, two Indian guys whose names I have yet to memorize, Sonia, an Indian girl who doesn't seem to have ever exercised in her life, and her big momma for at least this week. It's a motly crew! Can't wait to see what kind of improvements we can pull out in 4 weeks. Time for some ...