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... no pedestrians though! Whilst I stood there and contemplated the life of the level crossing security guards as he sat in his little shack on the other side something caught my eye. I looked up and watched four young lads walking down the railway track, clearly deep in discussion, probably about cricket (bats in hand) or something or other teenager orientated. I looked at the security guard - he didn't bat an eye lid. The lads wandered along ...
... most of the time, we did pass some lively houseboats with groups of Indians dancing and singing along to boom boom Bollywood songs, houseboats are apparently a popular choice for the Indian equivalent to stag and hen nights.
The houseboat itself was very large - they are called Kettuvalloms, made of bamboo, coconut fibre and wood, previously they were an essential form of transportation but today they mainly serve the ...
... they are famous for their coffee, and of course there is the seafood. In Fort Cochin I had the best fish curry known to man. And, incidentally, the best chocolate cake. Yum.
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... relaxing, beautiful and enjoyable boat ride.I was also unsure on how the overnight house boats would have been before seeing them and the waters however I can safely say that despite the high costs, this would be money well spent it with a loved one or with a group of friends - it was so relaxing to be on the waterways and so to see it over a longer period of time on essentially a floating hotel would have been a lovely experience.
Maybe next time.
... the mans suprise we said we would take it. They wraped it up in newspaper and put everything into a box and off we went a little confused by what had happended. They probably thought we were loaded ha!!! (Well thinking back i suppose to them we are) We arrived at the houseboat early afternoon. To get to our boat we had to climb across a few other boats parked up as it was a small dock. Doing this with all of our bags was a little wobbely but we just about made ...