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... the hotel by midnight.
It was an early start to get breakfast, and then be dressed by Ami's cousin. The outfit that the boys were wearing was a khurtha (like a tunic) and a mundu (like a bedsheet, pronounced like a Yorkshireman saying "Monday"), the latter being pretty precarious if not done properly.
Fully robed (and after a picture with the hotel chef who found it all quite amusing) we got in the minivan and headed to ...
... of rubbish burning all around India which I initially though was to get rid of mosquitos but is just a way of getting rid of waste. After a lot of organisation we booked a bus to get us to Bangalore where we would stop overnight before heading to Hampi. However, to get there we needed to go back via Aleppey where we would catch an overnight semi-sleeper bus where the seat reclines back a lot further than normal coaches. The bus was 12 hours but really comfy and seemed ...
... it sounds to lose a tall blonde with two kids in an Indian station that is exactly what happened. Only after Shaff had asked around and been directed to a couple of Dutch women and taken a rickshaw ride around the station were we all reunited with the help of a network of rickshaw drivers and station staff.
We had booked a room at a 'home stay’ nestled on the top of Trivandrum’s “Primrose Hill” and owned by a retired rubber plantation owner. It ...
... described to her so accurately how poorly she was - sorry ;-) I'll try and upload a photo or two in the next 24 hours and will be back on the road again soon. I've still a long way to go! As for the cliffhanger................an excess of suntan lotion and salt water had me wandering the beach doing my best Stevie Wonder impression. Oh to have an actor friend, support crew, medic, fixers, mechanic etc etc etc ...
... Yoga Vedanta - Dhanwanthari Ashram! After the peace and quiet of the airport we were soon thrown into the chaos of haggling taxi men. It was 950 rupees (£10) to travel the 1.30hr journey to the ashram. The roads were just as hectic as Sri Lanka - possibly more so. We drove through the main towns out towards the country. What immediately hit us was the overwhelming stench of rubbish- piled high on the roads and in large expanses. Dogs were belly deep in the rubbish and ...