The Travancore Palace Beach Resort
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... we had to go the long way back. That evening we had a delicious meal on the beach front. There were quite alot of sellers on kovalam beach which was a bit annoying, but this night one managed to convince us to buy. His name was siri and he was very much a sales man. He put on the sarong in lots of different ways and was mincing down the road in it. It was very funny and for just 100rupees (£1) for a beautiful sarong and a smile on our faces how could we say ...
... some time alone at home! After we parted ways in Madagaon/Margao, we had some more time to kill. Due to the journey being delayed it was going to be less time than we thought. So at around 3 p.m we went into Margao centre and scoured the great indoor market. There was lots of sights, sounds and smells to take in (some smells better than others!). The stalls ranged from fresh fruit and veg, meat with dodgy looking and smelling innards to incense and spices, clothes and shoes ...
... The roars of lions kept at the Lion Safari Park resound across the reservoir of waters withheld by an enormous dam wall. Night and day you hear these ferocious cat calls, songs sung by jungle royalty now imprisoned.
Elephants also are kept at a nearby "rehabilitation" facility. The elephants thankfully are not in the center for alcoholism, but rather have been "rescued" from lives of hard labor in the timber industries etcetera. Unfortunately the ...
... manner. Another late afternoon power outage kept Sylvia from posting hotel reviews online.
We went to Cafe Del Mar for dinner and both ordered mango, banana, pineapple, coconut and honey smoothies. With front row seats it was just us, the chill-out music, a mellow breeze and the sounds of the sea. Sylvia tried and loved another fish curry while Jason had to settle for cheesy vegetarian pasta. The full moon rose above the palms on our way back to the ...
... well! The boat leaves every day at 10.30am, and we were really lucky that it was so quiet as we managed to nab a whole comfy bench each to fully enjoy the incredibly relaxing 8 hour journey. It was even more magnificent than we’d expected, and all the locals that we passed looked so happy and content - so would I be if I lived somewhere so beautiful!
Our guesthouse, the Cherukara Nest, was literally 2 minutes from the boat jetty, and a superbly maintained ...