Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum
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Our final day in Kovalam was the Maha Shivaratri Festiva,l which celebrates the marriage of Shiva and Parvarti. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maha_Shiva ratri). All day long music was blaring from speakers around the town. People were fasting and showing their devotion. This is the big one of the twelve Shivaratri festivals celebrated throughout the year. The chanting of 'Om Namah Shivaya' (adoration to Shiva) ...
... views unlike anything we've seen before, and paths undisturbed by any other tourists. That night was the first England World Cup match, and Ails and I got up at 3am in great anticipation. With hindsight the lost sleep that night was definitely not worth it!! Next, we jumped on a train and headed south to Fort Kochi. During our four weeks south we became quite relaxed travellers and failed to book anything in advance... So much so we always ended up with general tickets ...
... day will be rice based. Usually served with three side dishes which you mix into your rice before using your right hand to spoon it into your mouth. No one uses their left hand as that's used for toilet activity. The side dishes will consist of beans, beetroot, jackfruit and other vegetables all heavily spiced. The food here has been better that we expected, that being the case Maya and I are starting to resemble grains of rice. Meals have become more about getting ...
... quite a few cafes/shops along a cliff top path however I had found just one or two shops and a hand full of eateries. That evening I ate at a lovely cliff top restaurant during a jazzy sunset and had an early night.That night the rain kicked in which drew an amazing number of mozzies but fortunately I still had the bad-ass strong stuff Pete had kindly passed on after his trip so was safe.
The next morning I set myself the mission of finding this ...
... a few of the kids ran up and wanted photos taken and know my name, they seemed delighted seeing their picture and even though I deleted them afterwards, I showed them their pictures
I eventually got back to my room about 4 am, knackered, hot, sweaty, and I was welcomed by a power cut, there would be no fan tonight (or morning, depends how you look at it)
There was nothing else I could do so it was just to crash out and sweat