Varkala Marine Palace
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... I don’t remember having that much downtime ever before in my life. The scenery we saw was stunning. We chugged along the rivers, surrounded as far as the eye could see by glorious shining paddy fields; the only thing separating us from them being thin walkways on grassy, tree-lined embankments, punctuated periodically by small farm houses that could have been painted on. Outside these was usually a member of the household performing their daily ablutions: rinsing the ...
... only recently getting some attention. So we decided to spend a week in Varkala, right down near the southern tip of India. We lucked out big time with our Guesthouse, MK Gardens, run by the effervescent host Ruth from Bristol. Together with her largely Brit guests we became a sort of big family for the week, eating out together, surfing together, hanging out and chatting. It was wonderful. ...
... under my hotel and recommended to try it, evenbecause it is really cheap 'than the other places, but of course I had found that bar some days before, as a good Istrian who takes care of the money spent.Then I met Serghiej, a 62 years old (but he looks 50!) from Moscow that I had known the night before, along with a nice French woman, Elodie from Orleans who lives in Berlin.Serghiej retired recently, does not like ...
... and the puja, or prayer, was to help them on their way. They also happen to believe in one god, one caste, one people. Hindus will never cease to confuse me!
We walked around and watched them for a while. People sat down and paid their money and the holy people performed the puja, gave them a tikka on their forehead and then the people would walk towards the sea with a banana leaf containing an offering held ...
... it to be nearly a thousand times per month I think. Back to our guesthouse, bit of lunch, packing and a shower then Francis picked us up. We jammed ourselves and all of our luggage into his tuk tuk and we were off to Varkala. Varkala is a beautiful hippy beach town on the Arabian Sea. All of the restaurants and shops are perched on the cliff overlooking the sea and the place is chocoblock full of yoga and Ayurveda places where people cleanse all of their inside bits ...