Deafening silence in the Kerala backwaters

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January 31st 2007
Published: February 21st 2007
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Can you imagine a place so quiet that it screams at you? Taking a cruise on the Kerala backwaters is such an experience. The boatsman propels the boat with a long pole and only very few fisherboats use engines. There are palm trees as far as the eye can see. After all Kerala means country of the palm trees.
Coconuts are used for a lot of different things: you can drink the milk while they are still green and when they are ripe (brown and hairy) coconut powder for a lot of delicious dishes is produced. The fibre of the coconut is used for making ropes.

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...making his way through the small side canals

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