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Published: January 20th 2006
Our next adventure took us to the Backwaters of Kerela, where we boarded a massive houseboat. The decor was lovely and the rooms were better than some of the hotels we've stayed in! We only had 24 hours on the boat, so once we'd set off we sat down for an amazing lunch with some of the best curry so far. We then relaxed and watch the worl go by on the waters, passing beautiful paddy fields and quaint properties on the side of the banks.
When we docked at around 7pm for the night, the lovely breeze died down and the temperature began to rise, not helped by the hot curry for supper! There were lots of insects that decided to join us and the odd bat that flew in and out of the boat from time to time. We also saw the moon rise in a blaze of red, which made the setting even more spectacular.
After dinner we settled down to some beers and G&T's and reminist our youth by playing 80's and 90's classics...at one stage Steve was bodypopping like a pro!...very amusing.
The next morning we had masala tea and curry for breakfast,
then we motored for a couple of hours to Appeley where we were dropped off and we made our way to the station for our first Indian railway experience. This actually proved a lot less painful than we all envisaged. We managed to get seats in an A/C carriage, which was half empty and not a passenger on the roof (which was a little disappointing). The train took us effortlessly to Cochin for our next leg of the trip.
Bye for now.
Lou & Steve xxx
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