The Bohemian Masala
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... overheated limbo that thrives on the trickle of tourists that amble along this narrowest of holiday destinations. There's a sadness here, alleviated by the kaleidoscope of colours - spreads from Rajasthan, silver from Kashmir and over decorated bars, like the always empty Rock n roll café, where we take pity on their lack of customers by making it our 'sunset, first beer of the evening' destination. Nidhin is the young Indian guy who first lures us into this badly ...
... very much in order to land us.
I love Varkala ay. Love it. Despite the fact it's stupidly touristy and relatively expensive, it's a really fun place to be. Shiva Garden is great even though the mosquitoes in the garden want all of my blood, and it's really cheap in the roof top dorm.
People think that the shop keepers and restaurant managers hassle you. These people haven't ...
... to the rope making villagers, used the shells to burn for cooking and extracted the coconut for all of their amazing food.....dried, toasted, shredded, milk, cream, oil...... Next stop was rope making where women with huge bags of coconut fir hanging from their waist spun the fibres. At first the rope was weak and pulled apart easily but a bit more folding and spinning and they created this amazingly strong rope that they use for absolutely everything including climbing ...
- Fried snack food vendor
- Dual purpose design stand on, sit down toilet
- Multiple mobile phones all with the same ring tone
- TV with 6000 channels
- Gold jewellery and bangle shop
- Impressively bushy moustache
- Litterbug despite the "Keep India Clean and Green" signs
- Pile of burning rubbish by the side of the ...
... exercise and as such is good for you. Robert (who we will meet later) does yoga in the evenings with this exact attitude. To be unfair: the various poses of yoga are actually steeped more in mysticism than more modern approaches that utilise even a basic understanding of modern biomechanics. There are more efficient exercises that don't require an overtly “spiritual” cult to maintain it.
It's the Ayurvedic healing that has me ...