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... us. There wasn't a pre-paid taxi counter so it was peace of mind that we get to our hotel and not need to barter. The resort where we were staying was in the sticks near a lake, so going from past taxi experience, they probably wouldn't find it! The resort driver was waiting by his people carrier with 'welcome David Milnes' in his windscreen. The car had AC and seatbelts! The journey took around 20 minutes with an ATM stop. "Honk honk" was only used ...
Saturday 20th of December Up at 4am to be ready for 5am departure to airport to airport. Taxi turned up, always a relief and probably worth paying the extra of doing it through the hotel. Another person waiting for a taxi ordered elsewhere waited in vane. Young driver whose wife was in the UK. Airport not particularly inspiring but managed to find a cup of coffee and spend last Sri Lankan Rupees on Earl Grey tea bags. Flight very short, ...
We left early in the morning and caught a train to Alleppey, from there we got tuk tuks to the dock and got a boat for an hour and a half through the backwaters to our homestay. We are staying in local houses with local families so some of us are in separate houses but all in the same village. It is so quiet and relaxing there, the pace of life is very slow and chilled. My house is on the river and has a hammock so you can ...
... time that we were there. The father has a bicycle and he shops for the fish and vegetables. There is television, which shows another side to life, Vijeesh has also come into contact with outside influences, and now he wants an English wife. On our boat trip, a tree was pointed out that had fruit on it which to all intents and purposes looked like mango. The suicide tree, couple of bites and you are dead. It's the preferred choice to commit ...
... in the sea and enjoying the cooling breeze and laid back lifestyle. My initial choice of accommodation changed following converstion on my first night and I'll hopefully get a picture up soon. Not a usual type of room for an 'adventure motorcyclist' but as I'm sure you can tell - I'm getting soft. The lady who ...