Fortingall Sea Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... place and decided that we would arrive there after Tim's parents had left India. We took a train to the nearest city to the orphweeks Kottayam, and then took an auto rickshaw from there, arriving outside a big beautiful yellow church. Here we were met by the head priest of the church, Father Matthew, and a guy that was our age, Jomon, who was an "almost priest" but would become a real one once he got married (which he was going to be 2 days before us:)).
We got invited in ...
... in the warm sea which had nice rolling surf.
On one of the mornings we went with the local lifeguard on a wooden canoe to watch dolphins. We waited for an hour as the sun was coming up and just as we gave up and got back on the beach we saw them go past the fishing boats on the horizon. Still, we were pleased to see them. We also took a day trip to Thrivandrum which was pointless as tourists because it is the commercial centre of Kerala ...
Direct air conditione bus at 3.30. Up early to watch the boats come in and breakfast overlooking the sea. Pack bags, sit round the pool till 12pm, catching up on the Blog. Take a few more pictures, and then try to get a Rickshaw to take us to the bus stand. It's about 600 metres but up a fearsome hill. They won't do it for less than Rs 100. It should be Rs 20. Tell them to take a hike and drag the cases up the hill. That will teach ...
... in the end, instead of the scheduled four and a half. This was probably partly down to the amount of time spent at each stop. People seem to disembark and board the trains from whichever side they like, jumping across the tracks and running through adjacent, partially stationery trains to get to it.
You have the opportunity to get a chai or a snack as sellers will jump on and off again before the train leaves. ...
... of pure relaxation totally on me. One problem.. the Hotel that we were supposed to stay in doesn't actually exist at the moment so we had to hunt around on arrival. Typical India.... We arrived in Varkala, in the south of Kerala, at around 12:15 in the morning which wasn't idyllic seeing as most of the India that we'd seen so far goes to bed around 10pm... There were 2 Tuk-Tuks sitting outside the station so we asked one to take us to the green palace hotel (somewhere I'd ...