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... him in action brought back happy memories. Akil would make the journey on the train about twice a year to see his family, the total journey for him would be 43 hours! On this occasion he was going to the last stop, Trivandrum, but he would be stopping briefly at Kollam (the same as us) to give his luggage to his family. Akil lived near Kollam, but was first going to visit friends far south, before returning to his family. We all hit the sack at ...
... at the Greek island of Alonissos.We had two stops for lunch and snack and then arrived at our destination Aleppuzha where I accepted the proposal of an Indian with his rick-shaw,who led me in a nice hotel in a great garden and costs only € 8:50 per night.At the restaurant I ordered fish with garlic and lemon and they brought me a Chinese sweet and sour fish. I ate that crape but it is the last time I do it, ...
... we only saved about 200m of walking by using the bus. The last bus was relatively expensive. It turns out you can get well maintained and air-conditioned buses in India. You just have to pay for it. Most intriguing was the fact that the conductor was a lady. I had become so used to the brown uniformed and imposingly moustached men that I did a double take.
Crossing over into the province of Kerala seemed to be marked with a slightly cleaner and ...
... small hotels. We stopped for lunch at the Coffee Temple / Taco Shack (Lynds had a burrito and I had a cheese and onion omelette). Incidentally, we were served by a white bloke for the first time in India - we imagined him to be a Danish guy who struggled to pay his bill and has been working ever since, 2 days before. We then left to do a recce of the accommodation.
After returning to Jicky's, we headed down to the clifftops for a view of ...
... them, which led us to reminisce about Christmas and what we will be missing this year.
We returned to the hotel for a few hours to watch the rain, before catching an earlier than planned train to Varkala, the furthest point south we will go in India.
We will report more shortly!!
Thanks for reading,
Lyndsey & Martin