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- Continental Breakfast
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- Room service
- Free parking
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... where it became hot once more. Hurrah! I spent the bus journey chatting to an Aussie lad next to me, then later an Indian doctor, then looking out the window, then playing high-fives with the toddler who was leaning over from the seat in front. Arrived in Alleppey by early afternoon. First impressions were not what you might call encouraging. For all that the town is billed as 'Venice of the East', more suitable might be 'Deptford with Spices'. Its busy, dusty, noisy and ...
... authentic (if not a bit dodgy). We caught again lots of stunned looks as we sat down. Without particularly knowing what our options are, we ordered chicken buriyani which was quite tasty yet with it was a very bony chicken. Then to hedge the risks we went to another family restaurant with more stunned looks. We pointed at a few things that they had and got very tasty chilli chicken and chilli beef - I was watching them cook it in front ...
... the exciting drumming from the Hindu temple on the opposite shore and the sunset chorus of a thousand birds, unseen for the most part. We share the farm with just two others, Jess and Toby on a pre-honeymoon holiday. Over a few meals we swap our stories and in the small world way of things discover Jess was born in Kingston. A tour of the farm reveals many fruits we have often eaten but never seen their tree of origin.
It is a one night stay ...
... the chairs, the cake, us. It was a bit awkward, but so lovely, I will never forget this anniversary. We all raised our glasses, said cheers, they clapped us, and we clapped them then Michael said "we don't know what we are supposed to do, we don't know how you celebrate an anniversary" I even heard him try to sing happy anniversary to the happy birthday tune. They might not have known what to do, we certainly didn't know what to do, but it was wonderful and it ...
... back to the jetty where we caught the ferry (there don't seem to be any timetables about, gods know how the locals know what's going on) back to Alleppey. We were met by Jason and his motorbike, but decided instead to repeat our fruit-gathering escapades of the previous day, walking through town and picking up a pineapple and some mangoes. We were treated to two more candle-sponsored power cuts during the evening, the soundtrack provided by Vishu-celebrating, firecracker-wielding ...