The Residency Tower
Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... around the island as well as a boat canoe down the backwaters at sunset... The island had a population of 6,000 people living in 5 villages. I can also now eat like a proper Indian with my hands have perfected the technique - scoop the curry into your four fingers and push it all into your mouth with your thumb! The next day I jumped on a local ferry and made my way down to kollam which was a pit stop ...
... perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.’” - Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha.
I live in India today because I put my trust in something other than seeking.
It’s not that I became religious or tossed out my ambitions. All that changed was that I returned to my intuition. I let silence be my guide, waiting for the way to reveal itself rather ...
... Steves thoughts on the place! When arriving in India for the first time it is safe to say we were both a little anxious. Partly because we knew India would be a test of our resolve and partly because we had no idea what to expect from our Ashram experience which would begin it. On arriving it was clear that I had an advantage over Catherine having experienced similar surroundings, regulations and processes before. Checking into 'reception', being handed bed clothes, both being given ...
... sunset at this point and Raluca and I hadn't brought a flashlight (oops). We had thought we would take a rickshaw home, since that is how we got there. However, our ride there dropped us off about a 30 minute walk from the temple. And, we were pretty sure there was going to be no finding that main road again where there were maybe going to be rickshaws. We heard that there was probably going to be a 2 hour break and then the main show would start, with dancing ...
... wasn't ready so we had breakfast , toast and boiled eggs and tea. Sitting on the pagodas over the water was lovely , the hotel is in a lovely garden setting, the usual crows hanging around for left overs , one dog and then we saw a mongoose ( or similar!) just strolling along the path. We have to try and get a picture !
We finally got our room , its realy clean with a great terrace and will do just fine for a few weeks.
Off to explore after a shower.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet