The Travancore Palace Beach Resort
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... to eat and knows great places for meals. Kovalum is on the coast and we are staying at a resort with 2 swimming pools, air conditioning, a view of the beach and lots of restaurants which accomodate tourists. The beach is sandy and the water is very warm. I have ice in my drink for the first time in 6 weeks.
On Thursday there is a Hindu festival which only happens once a year. 500,000 women line ...
we stayed at a place called Maathadil cottages, which was nice but there was no pool, and the sea is too rough to go in. We had the honeymoon cottage, which is set further back from the others, but it overlooks a lilly pond (a huge one) which is nice, but a) mozzie central and b) the noise at night from the frogs and crickets is deafening and lasts until run rise!
So, we checked out and went to the Taj ...
... standing, was at one end of the beach where the men had hold of one end of the net. At the other end of the beach, there was another group of men, pulling on the other end of the net. This net would have had to be 500m long I would say! The men would wait for a wave to roll in and they would use the power of the wave to pull in the monstrous net. This pull, wait, pull, wait, pull, wait action went on for about an hour before the men had dragged their ...
... a walk along the beach and tried a different restaurant. After ten minutes of listening to "knowing me, knowing you" and "thank you for the music" and reading a Swedish menu we soon realised that the restaurant was actually called Abba.....oh no, a whole meal of having to listening to ...
... he befriended one of the local Djembe salesmen and eventually bought a beautiful large Djembe drum from him, a drum which he ultimately carried through five international airports to bring home for me. That, I believe, is true love. When Stan knew he would be returning to Varkala Beach, he was determined to find this same young man. He succeeded the first night we were here, and we have had daily conversations with him since. The day before we left, however, we ...