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... Vijeesh, was there to meet us - and, after having to descend from the platform to cross the railway lines to exit the station, there was an auto rickshaw waiting to take us to the homestay.
We had only heard about the place from an Indian family who were staying at the same home stay as us for a night when we were in Trivandrum a month ago. We had looked it up on Tripadvisor subsequently and saw that it was highly recommended as a place to see the real backwater ...
... We dropped his wife off to the hospital for her shift.
Then we went to the fish market to see the fishing boats starting to come in and the auctioning of the catch. The boats come in to the beach and the fish are brought straight up to a shed where people are waiting to buy them. An auctioneer puts a fish on the cement floor and people gather around and bid for it. Big fish are sold singly, and small fish in groups. The purchaser picks up ...
From the north to the south. From the deserts and palaces of Rajastan to the backwaters and churches of Kerala. An amazing country, lots of colourful and friendly people. We spent a couple of days in Udaipur in Rajastan. It is the Lake City and our hotel was on the lake and opposite the city palace that we visited. The Maharana still lives in part of the palace. Our boat cruise took ...
... barge where we had to wave to nearly every local we passed - felt a bit like a tropical, less royal version of the Queen and Philip on the Jubilee barge! In the evening we moored up at a really peaceful spot and had a great dinner, but given guest houses seem to rarely have a constant supply of electricity here, houseboats certainly don't, so no air-con, and teeth brushing by (head) torchlight!
... booked. The next morning we moved to a sea view hut, which was much better. We had our bamboo hut with ensuite bathroom, a porch with a couple of recliners and a hammock. The hammock was lovely and comfortable, but did nothing for my dignity. Although it was waist high when we walked up to it, the rope it was hung from was so stretchy that as I sat in it, it almost lowered me to the ground. In fact, when I laid down in it, if I shuffled the wrong way,by bottom touched the ...