Thanneermukkom Ayurvedic Lake Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Tennis Court
- Airport Transportation
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I offered him thirty rupees for the petrol. He said he wanted a hundred. I told him had he known where he was going he would have got a hundred rupees. Walking away from a situation really has quite a profound impact when negotiating. Suddenly thirty rupees was fine.
My stay was fairly uneventful in Alleppey. I found a place for a beer, Kingfisher, as always and bought a cheap phone; the ATM spewed out 1000 rupee bills which ...
... to ask what happening and they tell us they will stop soon. Soon by Indian standards is nearly 30 minutes later in a completely different town about 15 kilometers past our stop. Of course there are local taxi's and tuk-tuks waiting there to take us back to Allepey. Just another common Indian scam- the bus drops you nowhere near where it's supposed to forcing the passenger to take a tuk-tuk to the intended destination, then the tuk-tuk pays a kick ...
... harassed by the village kids.
Travel on the backwaters here is a bit of a double-edged sword for the local communities; while they benefit from the tourist dollar by renting out (motorized) houseboats for 2 or 3-day cruises, the pollution caused on the river by the growing number of boats is affecting the fragile environment. Better to stick to environmentally-friendly canoes, but ...
... obliged, it was no skin off of my nose, and it gave him a bonus. A thing to remember with any driver is to always negotiate the price before embarking on a journey. In this particular case the driver asked for 30 rupees to take us to the Liquor Store (which turned out to be two) and return to the hotel. We gave him 100 (less than $2 US) because quite frankly we wouldn't have found it without him and would have had to lug a lot of bottles a long way. If I ever I ...
... was essentially a Westerner trapped in an Indian body and world - her articles often cause a large back lash as she regular speaks of women's rights and being more accepting of various view points.
We stopped for a Chai at the furtherest point of our route before making our way back to our starting point along a different set of waterways.
I am very glad I met these guys in the guest house as I would have skipped what turned out to be ...