Heading up the coast of South West India
Trip Start Nov 16, 2004
40Trip End Nov 15, 2005
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Where I stayed
As Cath was still poorly and we had enough of the 'roaches, myself and Dan got up early and headed off towards the sea to find some more accommodation (don't stay at The Plaza if you ever visit Kannur!)
Visited a snake farm a few km's from Kannur on Monday. This was dissapointing though as all the animals/reptiles were kept in pretty poor conditions. We got some late lunch in Kannur and walked up to the train station to book our onward travel to Canacona and into South Goa. As we got near to the station we were brought to a halt by two separate groups of demonstrations. We since found out that it was to do with an alleged 'sex scandal' involving a Muslim cleric. Along with everyone else we politely watched them pass and headed into the station.
The next morning we read on the front page of the Indian Express newspaper how the demo in Kannur had turned violent and the police had to use their 3 foot batons and tear gas. Hey ho, so it would seem we missed the riot while we were messing around in the station. A lucky break!
So that was Kannur. The next day we jumped onto a 3hour train to Mangalore.