The Capital Trivandrum
Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
... is truly of high caliber. Thankfully, the school also provides scholarships and loans to families who are less economically able but interested in their children attending the school. It was certainly interesting to see the difference from our school experience in the North and here in the South. The educational system doesn’t seem nearly as broken as in the North.
For the entire three weeks we taught at St. Josephs, the school was preparing for ...
... as a result of food that has been walked up and down the aisle in an open tray protected occasionally by clingwrap. There was also the man selling what he claimed to be a kg of cashew nuts fro 300Rs - which I politely declined firstly because I could never consume a kg of them and secondly because I saw a small caterpillar crawling out of the bag! Also whenever we pull up at a train station (at least one per hour) there is a plethora of food available (including chai at any ...
... but that suited us fine after the hectic schedule that dominated the first few weeks in India. Re-reading that sounds odd as most would love a few days on a tropical beach, but we weren't planning on that being part of the itinerary so it was a relaxing surprise. Having said that, as things turned out, we decided to go to Goa on our way back to Mumbai, so maybe there's more beach bum in us than I ...
... are clear too comparitively.
We spent about couple of hours here and caught some scenic moments. Some news channel photo shoot was happening too.
Kovalam beach has many high end hotels overseeing the beach, pompous about the ayurvedic treatments. Mode of commute also includes AC buses plying to this area at frequent timeframes.
A retreat within the city ...
... but I do know that I feel uncomfortable when there are more international than national tourists, and the only locals you meet are working in the tourist industry. And perhaps this discomfort is a result of the way in which some of our fellow tourists act, sadly, especially some of the Brits! You'd think they didn't want to be here at all! But enough ranting for now. We are tourists ourselves after all.
Hope it's not too cold back home.
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- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking