The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
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we've not had a great time in Varkala, cos the hotel is ****. Just letting you know we're ok though.
had some great food in a cliff top place called Cafe Del Mar. In fact its the only place worth mentioning. the problem has been that its off season, so most of the places in the south are closed as they are preparing for …
After a stunning train ride through miles of tropical blue sea and coconut trees I reached the shores of Kochi (Kerala state) at 5pm on 21st December after a pretty standard 20+ hour trip. As usual, my ticket ended up being to the most obscure station furthest out of town or the one not mentioned in the guide books but after a rickshaw ride which …
... elephant on our porch! Our stay here included a night safari in our own private jeep, where we spotted elephants (one even charged the jeep!), bysons, deer and thousands of unique birds (I'm afraid their names have escaped me!) At one point the guides got super-excited and accelerated off, following animal warning calls, but unfortunately the leopard and tigers kept well-hidden from view. The swimming pool moonlights as a watering hole for animals at night, so much so that we ...
... I like him. He's pleasant and full of stories (mostly involving someone in the movie/music industry), but it can be tiring trying to keep up with his rambling conversation. He did give us Season 4 of Arrested Development and some more episodes of Archer. Which made Lauren and I so happy. He gets massive credit for that. The two British boys also found us and joined us for a pre-dinner drink.
Had dinner with everyone at an Italian place. Yes – after ...
... busy, with lots of women everywhere, and while we were waiting for a tuk-tuk, the girl in front of us told us that the next day was a festival, the Attukala Pongala, which attracted women from all over Kerala, with over 3 million expected! We went into town for our last dinner in India and a final bottle of Sula wine, only to find it was another ...