Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... instead and took every corner so fast that I thought the bus was going to topple over. Tom and I both felt pretty sick but we held it together. The Indian buses have open windows with shutters that can be pulled down. All of a sudden, all passengers in a window seat started to pull down the shutters on the right hand side of the bus. Tom and I thought that we were under attack. When we asked the man next to us he calmly stated that ...
... the lifeblood of Kerala. They use coconut oil to cook in, coconut in their dishes, the husks for traditional arts, the fronds for homes, etc. Since I love coconut this cuisine is an easy sell for me! Fish is also pretty popular so that doesn't hurt either. At the cooking class we made so many dishes! Our menu included a bean and coconut curry (one of my faves), pineapple curry (also delicious), okra curry, fish curry, ...
... Fun times! We visit some markets where Nic comes into her own as the haggle queen and generally just chill on the beaches. Unfortunately Nic has to leave so we say our good byes and then we head down to Kerala.
Me and Rach then jump on our first sleeper train down to Kochi in Kerala - 12 hours overnight and I must say I was pretty petrified from some of the stories but luckily it was all good. Bit smelly and strange especially when the men on the beds opposite don't ...
... pull up alongside ours.
At around 8:00 we head for the place that houses the offices for the eco-tour company that I am using. After filling out some forms and waivers I watch a movie and look at some pictures. Soon it is time for breakfast. I walk down the steps through the vineyard of flowers to the open-sided dining area near the lake. The setting is lovely. Unfortunately I am not able to eat much, as the food ...
... head back to Cochin several hours later we arrived at our hotel to collect our bags to head for our overnight train up north. A final check on the computer....... only to find that we had not managed to get off the waiting list and therefore had to stay in Cochin. Actually apart from the 20 or so mozzie bites I received that evening I was happy to rest and George was delighted that he could yet again terrorise the staff into running after him ...
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