Travel Blogs from Alappuzha
Been relaxing for a few days in the lazy town known as the Venice of Italy - although often spelt Veneece and sadly there is no nice pasta. Actually been craving pasta rather than rice and so far in India pasta has not been good - a lamb raviolli was so strongly spiced that it was green (yeah I was a bit worried about eating it but it was a rather …
... and only one dish on the menu. We're really glad we didn't. The houseboats are quite obviously too large to fit down the smaller canals that make up the majority of the backwaters so you don't really go anywhere except around a big lake. They start at around 6000rs. so although it isn't extortion, it is still quite a chunk out of a weekly budget for something where standards are so reputed to be so variable. Not only that, but it all looks a ...
... leaf. The wisened fellow travellers came fully equipped with their own spoons - not US - oh No! We were stuck with using our hands - in the traditional way!A slow paddle back in the late afternoon sunshine, with a stop-off to meet with the local celebrity - a tame tawny eagle - which took a shine to Kitty and, as you'll see from the photographs, she'll be wearing it to Ascot next year!
... 18:30-20:00 – Bhajans (Traditional Devotional Songs)
20:00 - Dinner
Finding dinner was another guessing game and we eventually managed to find the included Indian meal after following a few guys who were pushing along a cart with massive pans full of steaming food... We managed to find drinking water easily and filled up our spare water bottle before sitting down for something to eat. We both took a silver plate & ...
cool until the power went at about half 12 and we both woke up in a
pool of sweat. We tried to wake up the driver but he was fast asleep
so we ended up with a very hot sticky sleepless night.
Next morning we woke about 7ish for breakfast and a short cruise before
landing at 9am. Breakfast was the usual omelette and toast. Not sure
why but it seemed to be the typical set breakfast that we were given
when breakfast is included. ...