Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat
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... here on the cliffs at Varkala. People come from all over the world, and particularly Russia, to partake in this fountain of youth - their personal Valhalla, part of both Varkala's vitality and it's commercial vulgarity.
A short walk north of our place, and the spangled fringe peters out, along with the cliff. Back on sea level, an ugly seawall made of boulders stretches for miles up the coast. Designed to protect the land from the ravages of monsoon storms, ...
... this may entail carrying a pot of milk, but mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with vel skewers is also common.
Tamil Temple Tour
In order to have a few more minutes in bed, we all opted for a simple yoghurt and muesli breakfast and coffee.
It was pitch dark out when the rickshaws pulled up promptly at 6 ...
... the beach to the cliff.
The seafood is great too, they lay it all out on ice around 6pm and you can choose your fish or prawns or whatever manner of dead sea creature they happen to have available. And you can enjoy your meal with a cold beer, they all give frequent bribes to the police to override Kerala's intense alcohol laws and it's sometimes served wrapped in newspaper and you have ...
... zipper bursts open at the most inopportune times. So our accommodation in Alleppey was not the Hilton by any stretch of the imagination but for ten bucks all in, we had our own room that included amazing dinners made by the owner's mom. Sarji was really fun and interesting to talk to. He is Muslim but he is also very enamoured with the freedom that people in the west enjoy. As a Muslim, he isn't allowed to drink but he quickly solved that by simply pulling the curtains ...
... the only guests at our guesthouse, spending our time reading, catching up on sleep and wandering the beach, watching the fishermen come in with their squid and the locals' nightly soccer tournament - the Brazil-ed up team were the runaway winners, beating the
rest of the worlds hands down. Let's see if that's any omen for the real thing!