Blue Water Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
With a full week of school this week we thought it would be a good opportunity to show you our humble abode over the last three weeks. The morning scenery is something to behold. Across the dirt track from Mr. Wilson's house sits the Neyyar Dam, hence the district we are residing in being named Neyyardam. The dam has a backdrop of some of the highest rocky peaks in the world. Agastya Malai sits just 1000 feet below Mt. Everest. The summits of these peaks can rarely ...
... that Amma is a modern saint. After 19 days in the Ashram he's heading to the base of the Himalayas and the source of the Ganges, as it's a very spiritual place when he can decide whether or not to enter a monastic life. A Canadian couple that I met on the boat journey to the Ashram are into yoga and one of them's a 'life coach' in Toronto. On my last night he produces a crystal declaring that it was blessed by a shaman from the Philippines and that ...
... Whichever you prefer Varkala offers spectacular panoramic views over the Arabian Sea.
It is always a bit disorientating to arrive in the evening as you don’t really know what the place looks like. We went for dinner and saw lots of lights across the sea, so we assumed that we were in a bay which we hadn’t expected. The next morning we realised that we weren’t in a bay at all, but that the lights had from the many twinkling fishing boats out at night. ...
... of chai up here. Marks ordered a lemon tea & I've ordered masala tea. Ooooo Ahhhhh! The spelling mistakes are endless out here (including mine-sorry). There's an advertising sign for tours propped up against the tea-shack that reads 'tend camping'. Mark cracks a joke: 'Tend camping ... I tent to like it' ha! Oh dear. Maybe it's the altitude! A Man in tea shack at the top said to mark 'very nice style' and pointed to his haircut- I CUT HIS HAIR. Ha Maybe i should ...
... coffee was just watery and insipid , we had to ask for an expresso to add to the ' coffee'. Martin also decided to have a snack of Garlic Bruschetta , well you can't beat a bit of Garic bread eh??!
It finally arrived 30 minutes later and was the sorriest looking garic bread we had ever seen , it tasted as bad as it looked ( picture below). So when you all start complaining about Turkey sandwiches, Turkey curry, Turkey salad, think of us and the garlic bread !!
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