Special tea, and fish and chips at the top of a coconut tree November 17th 2009 Saturday 14 to Wednesday 18 November
It rained almost non-stop during our 3½ hour journey from Kanyakumari, but it eased shortly before we reached Varkala. Little did we know that this was merely a lull before the storm!
Having struggled to find a way by road into the Varkala Marine Palace and eventually coming to a halt at the foot of a steep incline by their tradesmen’s entrance, we were me ... read more
Asia » India » Kerala » Varkala The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
I've bragged, I've blagged, but never before had I blogged - until I discovered TravelBlog!
If you dream of travelling the globe on less than five Dollars a day, be warned: I'm an experienced, mature traveller - not a backpacker. So, you won't find stories here about me thumbing my way across the Sahara, slumming it in cockroach-infested hostels, or sharing a room with giant mosquitoes. More my style are self-drive cars (or, better still, chauffeur-driven ones), first-class sleeper trains, and comfortable hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, holiday cottages, villas or apartments. Having said that, ... full info