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... us and nipping away. The
bites were not too bad, but the sheer number of flying things was a bit much,
they covered all surfaces creating a bug carpet and it was impossible to touch
anything without getting covered in them. After applying coat after coat of mosquito
spray to every part of exposed flesh we decided that we had been beaten by the
bugs and hoped that downstairs would provide us some sanctuary from the little
biting monsters. Kylie’s Mum had packed her ...
... perfect timing and looked forward to a lie in! However the moral of this story is always check with the chef, as he said breakfast should have been at 7.30 am with a view to sail at 10.30 am Oops! Snack at 12 pm was fresh pineapple. Lunch was served at 2 pm again and was certainly a feast fit for a king. We were told that this is traditionally how an Indian couple eat on their wedding day. The food was served to us rather than help ourselves as usual. Banana leaves were ...
... a backwater boat ride the next morning. I let them know I would think about it, despite this being a major tourist draw I wasn't overly taken on the idea of a tourist boat to see it and was in fact going to skip any form of site seeing here and just take a quite local boat bus service to have a small snap shot of local life in the area.
I headed out with the intention of finding a bar, it was a friday night and I fancied a drink.After some ...
The backwaters are made up of a multitude of canals. It's a bit like a delta. It is very popular to rent a houseboat to explore them. You can rent it for a few hours or for an overnight trip. We went for the overnight option. Our houseboat was among the smallest ones. Some can accommodate huge parties. On the lower deck form back to front, there is the kitchen, our room, an area to eat/sit and the rudder. There is also a small upper deck with only a sofa and a coffee ...
... we had a traditional Keralan breakfast (a mild potato curry with a spongy pancake-like bread), plus some toast, jam, tea, juice, bananas and an omelette. Had another day mostly in front of the box, but we did have a short walk around Alleppey, and arranged a tour of the backwaters on a small boat, for the following day, and our onward train ticket to Kollam. Mr H is now feeling better (hurrah!) and up to ...