Varkala Marine Palace
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... where the only real task in life is to make sure the crop is planted, tended, grown, not eaten by birds, harvested, stacked, sold, and then replanted again.
Upon completion of our time on the backwaters of Kerala, we returned to Alleppey bus station to catch a ride to our next destination of Varkala. Varkala is a common stop on the tourist trail, consisting of glorious beaches below beautiful cliffs, the most popular area being North Cliff, a backpackers’ ...
... who just shat openly to one side of the beach, and left their offerings exposed to the sun, not evening bothering to cover them up. Foul. They had an ambivalent attitude to the small band of surfers that had appeared on their beach. Largely Muslim and obviously very poor, the sight of these western young people (the women all dressed modestly in the surf) with their boards, and time to ...
... finished my lunch and so 'the two mugs of beer did not get me drunk, as happens when I drink on an empty stomach, I do not take much! But it had passed a month since I did not touch alcohol, except for a night in a bar where I drank a mojito.Then I went to a store to buy ayervedic medicines for various ailments as insomnia, cough and stomach acidity that afflict me.I have been collecting them for me, family and friends and ...
... to Hindus. There are many sacred bodies of water, from Pushkar Lake to Mother Ganga.
So, I always feel a bit nervous around temples and holy places, probably on account of my irrational British fear that I'm going to somehow manage to offend someone. I also have to psyche myself up to ask people if I can photograph them or their things at the best of times, and combine this with a deeply ...
... unit with a veranda which was much nicer to hang out at when you needed air con and a break from the sun. Unfortunately the air con situation was often compromised as there were festivities going on somewhere which meant that power was cut in Varkala to ensure the limited supply of electricity made it to the party. We went to a dance show one night that was about an hour away from the beach. I wasn't overly impressed with it and at thirty bucks each, I kind of expected more. ...