The Residency Tower
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... this right now!) First thing was another massive lunch as we got in about 1.30pm and after the pallava of getting a place to stay we were starving. Apart from some chicken liver pate in Pondi (we did want the fish liver but they didn't have any) we have been veggies all through India. Haven't had chicken since subway in Singapore airport. But to be fair the veggie food here is unreal. We ordered up a storm and hit the obligatory food coma ...
... from nicotine withdrawal and boy did those toilets shine!
One mystery of the ashram that alarmed us at first was the VERY loud noises that always seemed to occur during Satsang and yoga. Theses could only be described as noises of the act of procreation. We were slightly worried that there was a sex cult nearby. It may well have been, but not of the human variety. There was a lion safari park opposite and it transpired to be some very vocal lion’s! Trying to keep a straight ...
... Gemüse über Stoffe, Töpfe, Kleidung, Gold- und Silberschmuck und Blumen bis hin zu kleinen Snacks und Getränken. Auch hier ist es wieder sehr wuselig, laut und geschäftig. Und wieder sind wir nahezu die einzigen Touristen, die die Einheimischen bei der Erledigung ihrer täglichen Einkäufe beobachten. Die Straßen sind teilweise mit roten Fahnen und Bannern geschmückt, um die Teilnehmer der kommunistischen Versammlung, die in Trivandrum stattfindet zu ...
... has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings - Lighthouse Beach (this is where we visited and is the most frequented by tourists), Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. It would seem that much of the 17 km coastline of the beach has been bought by private resorts, leaving very small area for the general tourist. Sat by the beach watching one more glorious sunset and had a delicious "dal wada" and tender coconut water -- some relief to the disappointments of the ...
... in ''Varkala'', leaving the ''Pool Closes at 7pm'' sign behind, we reluctantly parted ways from the wonderful shower of good time guys and gals, minus the unshakable Italian who was to join us on the next part of our journey. With plans to explore Italy and Britain together as a group, prior to settling in the Shetland isles in the future, we managed to hold back the tears.
Lesson of the day - when breaking the rules, ALWAYS destroy the evidence.
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