Travel Blogs from Kumarakom
... setting and head for a cold kingfisher before going to pack. I pick roast chicken which sounds like it will be mild, it's not!!! It states roasted in coconut milk with added spices, I can taste a hint of coconut!!! But it's nice and the salt and pepper ochre are divine. Having chosen to sit outside this was the wrong move as with the heat inside me and the heat outside it's now uncomfortable!!! Earls chicken tikka masala is much easier to ...
... dinner would be served. Excitingly we would not only be watching our dinner being made but we would help make it! With the help of some fellow British, Australian and American tourists we took notes on how to make cabbage curry, pumpkin curry, fish curry, dahl and then attempted ourselves to make chapattis. I think it is fair to say I should not give up my day job. Not only did my chapattis get stuck to the surface, they were not round. Now came the eating....
... vypin island. gita wasn't thrilled with this option because we have big and heavy luggage (we didn't back for the life on the move), but i assured her I'd be responsible for getting our bags on the ferry.
After shopping, walking, sight-seeing, eating in Ft. Cochin and Mattancherry, we took the ferry home. We decided to find out the schedule for vypin island ferry, so revisited the government tourism office we had stopped at yesterday. The ...
... affair is definitely not over yet! I will be flying back to London via Columbo on the 1st May, rather than the 6th - marking the end of my Grand Adventure.
A few deep thoughts...
During the last four months, I have travelled through seven major countries, used ten different forms of currency (Korean Won, Australian, Kiwi, Fijian, American and Hong Kong dollar, Cambodian riel, Vietnamese dong, Thai baht and Indian rupees), and according to ...
... Your folks were READY! With all of that said, Kumarakom is a beautiful place! With canals leading everywhere from the lake and produce being farmed every else, it is lush and seemingly peaceful. Along with a French family who made it out safely, we took a walk to the lake for some of our favorite sunset pics. The owners of Coconut Creek, our basic "safe house" were incredibly nice and ...
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