Published: April 21st 2006April 21st 2006
It has been ages since we last wrote, i could say that it was becasue we have been so busy we haven't had time to think. But the truth of the matter is that we have done very little other than lie about on varioyus beaches in Goa and the thought of computer related activities was unpleasant but here we are...
We spent 24 hours on a floating palace on the backwaters of Kerala, floating along like indian princesses being waited on hand and foot.
Our day began at 10am when we boarded the boat, all day we languished watching life go by on the banks. Women washe their clothes, beating them on the steps, whilst children splashed about and men climbed coconut plams to collect toddy. Every so often the boat pulled into the bank whilst lunch and dinner was served, a feast of fish, chicken and vegetables curries.
The palace was huge, 2 bedrooms ensuite of course, large dining area and soft seating in the 'lobby'. So many seating options we did our best to make use of all! The evening was spent lieing on the front of the boat looking at stars whilst gently bobbimg on the water.
At 10am the next morning after breakfast and a cruise our illusion was shattered, as our bags were stuffed into an auto rickshaw and taken to the bus station. Back with the commoners we squeezed ourselves and our backpacks onto two seats