The Muthoot Plaza
Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
I arrived in Varkala last Thursday and spent 5 days there in this very cool hippy beach town. It is a coastal town on the edge of a steep cliff with white endless beaches and palm trees... There were heaps of yoga, meditation and massages spots as well as cafés, bars and restaurants. It is definitely somewhere I would recommend visiting in India for some chill out time. Very cheap also the accommodation I stayed in was £2 a night, the ...
Enter stage left one Wilson Kochukunju of BGM services.....Mr.Wilson. Neyyardams town champion. Have a listen to these stats sports fans. 267 water wells constructed, 178 latrines constructed, 32 cows distributed, 1200 chickens distributed & 800 goats now in circulation thanks to this man. He's also started 22 after school programs in various villages plus a women's self help programme. This is a good ...
... more meditation - or in our case, trying to perfect the art or sleeping while sat cross legged! After another 1.5hr of meditation and chanting, there is tea served at 7.30am. A little refresher before 2 hours of yoga. We are in the beginner class with about 20 others. Our class is taken by the most senior yogi - an American guy called Marilie. He and his wife were the two big cheeses! The yoga class was brilliant - and the setting is spectacular. A large two story ornate ...
... back at our 1st few hours here and strange things keep happening- it's not good: 1st 10mins in varkala a Mad Canadian man snapped at the Tuktuk driver and then tried to grab hold of the Tuktuk as we attempted to drive off. I hope we don't see him ever again! 2nd. I was asking a couple (who were just leaving their place) whether they'd recommend us staying there when all on a sudden there was a thud behind me. When I looked around there was a dead crow on the floor ...
... to appear , I see it but it's too quick for me to take a picture , I then had a thought , if there is a mongoose , then there must be snakes here ! We are surrounded by long grass, something I really don't want to think about too much! Cobras I am informed , oh that's just great !
We have a family in the room next to ours , same size room with a double bed in it yet they are a family of 4 , everyday I wonder how they manage to sleep 4 in a bed and the kids are ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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