Travel Blogs from Kollam
... a dear fiend of mine, who I had not seen for more than 20 years. We got to meet his family and were staying with him. The rains that we had left behind in Kerala had caught up with us in Trivandrum. It was like it never
stopped at all.
We were homebound for the morning. I stopped by the District Panchayat office where my friend had some business. The highlight of the day was our ...
... to call it a day as it was getting dark. So he stopped and asked a group of fellas by the road near a fire. So after another 20 mins chatting away he runs back and says he has one last lead, next thing we know we are off the main road driving up a dirt track. So Leela's plan was just to take a picture of the family home but we pull up to this place and there was an old woman sweeping the yard. Sreejith gets out and has a chat and next thing you ...
... above a restaurant.
We headed back to the tour company and boarded a bus for an hour ride to the backwaters. A short walk through back gardens of houses that line the canals, we arrived at our small canoe shaped boat and we all boarded nervously, one by one. On the tour was a couple from Australia and a lady from Switzerland.
The backwaters are just stunning. ...
... We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love.” This perspective originated within her as a child, when she posed to herself a simple question: "If it is people's karma to suffer, isn't it your dharma (duty) to help them?’
After a half-day ferry trip from Kollam on the scenic Kerala backwaters, Nick and I arrived at Amritapuri. The once small, non-descript childhood village of Amma is now the site of her ashram, a large compound housing 3,000 ...
... moans I take a long time getting ready, but this make up takes hours to apply. There is no talking in their performances just exaggerated eye and facial movements. We were told what these movements signified before the show started and we both found it fascinating.
We had a very pleasant couple of days in Cochin before travelling to Metupalayam to catch the ‘Toy train to the hill station of Ooty, which is the only rack and pinion railway in Asia. ...