Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
Travel Blogs from Kumarakom
(k) After a 6 hour drive from Munnar, Aunt Val came to the rescue again! With blessings like this, our next trip is to her hometown in Kenya to pay homage. But not before we have standoff with the driver, who basically shakes us down for 2000 rupees with tears in his eyes. This is an ominous sign for tomorrow, when we are told that the entire …
... had enuf and we went to lunch in a great restaurant that had a foyer full of antique furniture, a massive boat and assorted curios. We were placed on the terrace with the wafting breezes off the river... doin it tuff! Mark still not his usual self but I went for the special - prawn curry - while one of our fellow tourers tried for fried chicken and fries to be washed down with a root beer...umm...
To get to our next ...
... the top beach destination in India. Our side upper berths were in the same coach but well away from each other. Somehow we both managed to get a decent sleep. Almost 12 hours later we arrived in Goa.
From the station we decided to splurge on a taxi to the beach. The driver was lollygagging because our hut was past the main town so we threatened to get out and go with someone else. He came around, and got ...
... many more people and I don't feel that the shopping is unpleasant or awkward. A lesson learned for my future travels.
That's all for now folks - as if you wanted more at this point! Tomorrow is the boat tour and the trip to Cherai - let's leave that as the cliffhanger for tonight. How will we get there? How much will it cost? will the hotel travel planner hook us up, proving the government tourism bureau is the best source of information after all? keep reading! ...
... water is the Fish Market, an open-air market of individual stalls. Spread out on tables are all types of fish: Piranha, sea bass, tuna, and mullet to name a couple. On ice we see tiger prawns, which are ginormous, shellfish, crabs. We wish we could buy some fresh fish and take it back to the ship! Along the walkway vendors still try to sell their wares. One guy demonstrates a pasta maker! We see fast food stalls where all kinds of foods are sold. We see a ...
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