Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
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We woke up and headed to breakfast. The kids used the paddle boats, visiting the bunnies and using the kiln to make pottery! We all swam in the pool and we found another family from Pittsburgh! At noon we were picked by a beautiful houseboat to take a trip through the backwaters. It was an amazing four hour plus trip on a gorgeous …
... the boat for most of the ride. It felt like I was the captain driving this whole boat. The room was also very nice. At night, we docked and went to bed. It was almost unnoticeable that we were on a boat on the water. It was an 'out-of-the-land' ...
... streets, but not any more. I feel like saying to someone, that they need to clear the rubbish away if they want tourists to come, and they really do want the tourists income. We are very forgiving, but many of the older tourists won't hang around if it stays like this. You can see that some of the little shops and cafes are not getting many customers in, and you can see why straight away, with piles of rubbish outside, it doesn't matter how good the food is, people aren't ...
... antique store and buy a giant wooden horse that is the size of your apartment back home, and come into my store and buy pashminas and plastic watches and painted door handles. Irresistible to turn down but necessary. We visited matacherry palace or the Dutch palace, which at the beginning we thought the portugese built it as a nice gesture towards the Indian prince (aww thats lovely they built him a palace!) but it turns out they built it to apologise for looting one of ...
On the second night we were chilling in our room when we heard drums and chanting. With Cat still ill I headed out, bumped into John and Kiah who were covered in red powder and was suddenly surrounded by a Ganesh celebration. I’d just missed a decorated elephant come past (balls!) but we followed the crowds who were covered in powdered pigments of all colours (they’d been throwing the colours at everyone and wiping everyone’s ...