The Residency Tower
Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... Whilst Kate lay in bed all day resting I used the time to do some further research and organise our next nights stay in the town of Varkala. A bit more motivation later and I purchased an indian SIM card. Hopefully it will make the blog updatable every day from now. I was assured the network provider "IDEA" has the best 3G coverage in India, thus far it really is quick. Our amazing host Charles had warned us of ...
... 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 ...
... all these dishes, fish curry, prawns, shrimp, calamari, a big plate of rice and all these other dishes, they didn’t join us though, they seem to have whatever is left, and the way Ado was tucking in there wouldn’t be much, I had the fish curry, prawns, shrimp (these are really tiny, a bit sale but very moreish, they don’t use spoons or forks here, just to put food on your plate then its fingers all the way, with the left ...
... saw some wild Elephants with a 2 wk old calf near the road while driving through.
Kerala is a communist state with socialist principles, there is no industry here, hence no pollution (hallelujah!) and yes, you can actually see blue sky! Apart from growing tea, coffee, spices and betel nut, tourism is emerging as the economy's future with Home-stays, Elephant Safari's, trekking to the peak of Mt. Chembra at ...
After another private 5 hour taxi ride we arrived in the bustling city of Trivandrum. With Sam Girl still on the smallest possible amount of rice, Sam Boy took charge and sorted our cheap hotel for the night. After being moved from one room after taking showers and practically flooding the whole floor, the "new" room was no better with a broken window (no worries parents, they were ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet