Lake Palace Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... have three crew, one of whom stoically steers the boat during a four hour rain shower taking shelter as best he can under a broken umbrella.
Mahesh cooks the large blue prawns we stopped at a fish market to purchase and though we choke a little at the tourist 'tax' we are fleeced for they are cooked to perfection. Lunch and dinner on the boat has rendered us full, with no chance of exercise to lessen the load and we have to resist their ...
... for us, and I turned around. "You recognise me?", he asked... Mortified, I realised that it was the man who we had left waiting to take us on a tour a mere thirty minutes earlier! I tried to explain in an embarrassed fluster that our excuse had been true - we really had just popped back to check if we were meeting our friends, but that we were sooo glad at this turn of events that we had managed to retain him as a guide (even if it was now at a higher commissioned rate. Dammit). ...
... in less chaotic surroundings and only had to put up with the occasional local ferry straining its engine as it overtook us. The boat does stop every odd hour to cool the engine down and we did get to stop at some little place with big Catholic church and an assortment of enterprising businesses who were selling the usual touristy stuff. We were well restrained and only bought some bargi to go ...
... around 6,000-10,000 rupees ($120-$200 NZ) and spend two days slowly cruising the same distance but unfortunately we had neither the time nor money for this option. The tourist boat was great though and their were endless amazing photo opportunities of locals doing the laundry, cooking lunch or chatting outside their colourful houses on the banks of the waterways. Lush green rice fields and coconut palms either side were only interrupted by a few ...
... boat trip where you dine and sleep on onboard. Instead we opted for a group canoe trip hopping onto the public ferry out into the smaller channels of the backwaters. Once there we were guided along the canal path, past rice fields and homes built riverside to our captains family home. Inside the family bungalow the main living room and one of the bedrooms had been converted into a simple pop-up style cafe with plastic tables and chairs. Nine of us squeezed into our chairs and ...