Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort
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... palace out guide be game to tell us about the next place we were going.. Jew town! I was actually really excited for this. I've been looking forward to it ever since Sayantan told me about it and I even do is some research before coming.
Our guide told us that there are only six Jews who still live here. Most went back to Israel and other places. I raised my hand and said oh now there's seven. When he realized I was Jewish he thought that comment was hilarious ...
Up early, off back to the Sanctury for our elephant ride. Can't believe how well the elephants respond to voice commands. The trainer and elephant are inseparable. On we get Maria. So strange to be on an elephant, no tame ones in Africa. Comes to bath time, again expect to get wet. The Elephant is laying down in a big concrete pool, in we get with brushes and give him a good scrub down. He gets his own back though a ...
... not class the area as affluent, but not poor either. There are poorer agricultural areas further inland where there are no tarmac roads or sanitation and water comes from communal taps. Would I come again - yes I would. Having spent two weeks here now I am only just adjusting to the slower pace of life. I know I am impatient but that does not work out here, they do not understand it. I had to use skill to persuade the doctor to change my regime, he was happy ...
... being on an autopilot. Reality check: 8:30. I Grab a form, fill it in and walk to the counter for foreign tourists, hand my form over to the person behind the window. Feeling confident I start to prepare cash for the fare. Out of nowhere comes another reality check: "Sorry sir, this train is already full", says the guy through the glass. Next one will be in a week time! First thing on my mind: you've got to be kidding me! Second: ****! Third: You, and your cow can go ...
... might have been a small step to far..Once we returned to our hotel from the rice boats it was back to the air conditioned paradise for a few hours before we went for a tour of Fort Cochin. We visited both the oldest synagogue in India and then the spice market. Both were very pretty and as we walked through the spice market we just kept different smells of ginger, and the other countless spices that we ...