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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 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 ...
... 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!!
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Lyndsey & Martin
... who is coming to stay for 10 days. Sue and I take ourselves off for a walk, and spend two hours chatting to the locals, cannot believe the smiles on everybody's face. Late evening, Vijeesh takes us and Nancy, on another canoe ride to bird Island where all the birds come to roost. Seemed to be millions of them, all different species. On our way go through a small family run rubber plantation, and watch the trees being tapped, and the rubber ...